Room Rental

We welcome you to host your next meeting at the beautifully restored EMERGE Career and Technology Center (ECTC)! Built in 1894 to house the North Branch Library, the EMERGE Career and Technology Center was restored in 2015 and remains on the National Historic Register. It features a beautiful fireplace, original brick, art glass windows, and other historic details. These meeting spaces are filled with character and historical charm!

Special rates for EMERGE partners or organizations hosting Northside community groups.

For room rental info, contact 612-529-9267 or

We have four rooms available for rent.

Phillips Community Room

ECTC Phillips room facing west

ECTC Phillips room facing east

The Phillips Room is our premiere event space. It features cathedral ceilings, brick fireplace, glass walls, an adjacent kitchenette, and a built in projector and screen.

Capacity: 50

Cost: $60/hr | $400/day

Board Room

ECTC Boardroom

ECTC Phillips room towards Boardroom

The Boardroom is connected to the Phillips room by doors and walls. Two large sets of glass doors can be kept open for events. Choose to rent both rooms for larger events. The Boardroom is also perfect for a smaller meeting space; it features restored art deco windows, adding plenty of sun, Polycom SoundStation for conferencing, and an AV monitor.

Capacity: 20

Cost: $15/hr | $100/day

East Classroom

ECTC East classroom towards window

ECTC East classroom towards door

The East Classroom is a spacious classroom-style meeting space. It features high ceilings and projector with sound. Laptops are available to rent for an additional $25.

Capacity: 40

Cost: $25/hr | $125/day

West Classroom

ECTC West Classroom

The West Classroom is a spacious classroom-style computer lab. It features high ceilings, desktop computers, and projector with sound.

Capacity: 50

Cost: $30/hr | $150/day