Use The Facility

In addition to the Library’s collection of over 5,000 volumes, study areas and rare book room, it’s facilities include the Vuncannon Room, Hadley Court Center for Design Collaboration (Media Room) and the Pat Plaxico Gardens.  These areas are available for seminars, classes, events, meetings, design collaborations, networking and design retreats.

Companies, and organizations using the facilities generally make a suggested contribution to help maintain the space.

Vuncannon Room: The Vuncannon Room is named after Carl Vuncannon, Library Director from 1985-2010.  This meeting space is available for classes, professional meetings, seminars, conferences, lectures and art events.  We encourage colleges and universities to utilize this space for class instruction and research.  Industry related organizations are also invited to take advantage of the room for meetings and conferences.  The room is 40′ x 16′ and seats up to 35 comfortably.  The facility includes a small catering kitchen with sink, microwave and mini refrigerator for light food preparation.  The room can be configured in a variety of ways to suit any event specifications.

Hadley Court Center For Design Collaboration: Made possible through a donation by Leslie Hendrix Wood of Hadley Court, the “Hadley Court Center for Design Collaboration” is used in a number of ways, including:

  • Moderated events
  • Seminars, lectures, webinars
  • Design meetings
  • Product launches
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Marketing/Design presentations
  • Work sessions with design, marketing and production teams
  • Board meetings

Participants anywhere in the world can log on to share presentations, discuss renderings and sketches, charts and marketing materials.  Classes, presentations and webinars can be streamed to offsite participants and recorded for later viewing.

Plaxico Gardens: Named in honor of designer Pat Plaxico, whose distinguished service to the furnishings community earned her a reputation for excellence, the gardens are a place where anyone with an interest in furniture and design, can find inspiration.  The sculptures, landscaping and additional parking, made possible by donations from friends of the Library, unify its interior and exterior spaces, making the new campus ideally suited for hosting groups, parties and events.

The following vendors are available to meet all catering needs for any event held at the Library.

Real Creations: (336) 882-2299
Emerywood Fine Foods: (336) 882-6971
Hampton’s at JH Adam’s Inn: (336) 882-2002

Guided tours can be scheduled by contacting the Library Director: 336.883.4011.

The library is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM Mondays through Fridays. We are closed on major holidays, weekends and daily from 12:00PM to 1:00PM for lunch.

The library is conveniently located on Main Street in downtown High Point. There is parking behind the library. The library closes daily at 5:00PM.

1009 North Main Street
High Point, NC 27262
Phone: 336-883-4011