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Hire a library room

Rooms are available to hire in libraries by community groups, individuals and private companies.

Costs

  • The  rates apply to hiring a room within opening hours
  • Outside of opening hours can be negotiated at an additional cost and are dependent on staff availability. 
  • Half day bookings are for 3 hours

Bookings may be made on an hourly basis

  • Community use - £10 per hour
  • Commercial use excluding kitchen £20 per hour
  • Commercial use including kitchen £25 per hour

Associate use

  • No charge
  • County councillor’s surgeries
  • Use by organisations funded or working in partnership with Communities & Wellbeing services

Community Preferential

  • £25 per half day,
  • £50 per full day
  • Use by voluntary organisations providing public advice & consultation within the public area of the building
  • Use by voluntary & non-profit making bodies to provide classes/activities at no charge to the public within the public area of the building
  • Community groups which are non-profit making, supporting the needs of individuals & groups re: lifelong learning; health; social welfare; citizenship; economic well-being; environment; culture; religion; recreation; personal development
  • Government, local government & other official bodies, including MPs surgeries
  • Charities & other organisations for fundraising activities, without admission fees
  • Voluntary organisations & other non-profit making bodies providing classes & other activities for which a charge is made

Commercial use - excluding use of kitchen and staff support

  • £50 per half day,
  • £100 per full day
  • Use by profit making organisations and bodies where no specific approval for free use or preferential rates
  • Social activities of any organisation (excluding racialist organisations)
  • All performances, festivals and exhibitions which are open to the public and for which an admission charge is made

Commercial use - including use of kitchen, excluding staff suppprt

  • £65 per half day
  • £130 per full day
  • Use by profit making organisations and bodies where no specific approval for free use or preferential rates
  • Social activities of any organisation (excluding racialist organisations)
  • All performances, festivals and exhibitions which are open to the public and for which an admission charge is made

ICT Suites

  • £27.50 per hour

Exhibitions

  • £45 per exhibition
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