Book the library for your event
Our beautiful and unique main space can accommodate up to 60. It combines contemporary style with some original features, and an extraordinary range of lighting – including professional disco/theatre lights.
It is a popular setting for:
The smaller Dave Williams Room accommodates up to 30 seated. It is square, has black-out blinds at large windows, and a beautiful wooden floor.
It is a popular setting for:
- Health initiatives
As well as our exceptional Scandinavian house lights, you can change the atmosphere with a choice of disco and theatre lights in stunning colours.
There is Wifi.
There is a screen and projector and sound system – perfect for presentations. (Requires prior arrangement and paid staff attendance.)
The windows have blackout blinds.
Our kitchenette has a sink, kettle, fridge and dishwasher.
You can use our wine glasses and mugs for adults and beakers for children.
There are at least 30 stackable chairs and 3 collapsible tables (adult height).
The large toilet has wheelchair access and a baby changer.
The cleaner’s cupboard is stocked with products to clean up after your event.
NB Sorry, but NO wet play, NO wet crafts, NO slime nor bubble parties. Further, NO electrical equipment/device may be plugged into any library socket, unless it has been PAT-tested (most reputable entertainers are aware of this). Alternatives include blue tooth devices. Please bring your own devices ie phone and speaker.
“The library is the perfect venue! My little one had an amazing time!” Pratyusha, February 2023
“We couldn’t have asked for a better venue – all our guests were
really impressed and we had a wonderful time!” Rochelle, February 2022
“Everyone speaks so highly of the venue,” Zed, Monkey Music, October 2021
“The party was hugely successful and the venue perfect- thank you.” Ed, September 2021
“Fantastic facilities. The children all had an amazing time.” Camilla, July 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there parking?
There is some pay & display in College Road.
What if I cancel?
You will get a full refund if you cancel up to two weeks before your event.
No refund if you cancel within two weeks of your event, unless due to a Covid Lockdown.
Can I bring food and drink?
Yes - so long as you do not intend to sell it!
Can I bring decorations and displays?
Yes, so long as they are free-standing. You are NOT allowed to stick, screw or pin anything to any wall, floor, screen, curtain or blind. You can use string/ribbon to hang decos between the columns.
How long can I hire the space for?
It depends on the day and space you choose. For children's parties the main space is available between 1.30pm-7pm Saturdays and 10am-7pm Sundays. But please include setting up and cleaning up time in any duration requested. This is usually half an hour before and half an hour after the event itself.
Is there an entertainer package?
Not at the moment.
Can I/my entertainer plug in electrical equipment?
Only PAT-tested equipment may be used, to ensure everything has had the necessary safety checks recommended by law. Any individual electrical device must be PAT-tested to ensure electrical equipment is perfectly safe to use. We think it is essential when dealing with children - or anyone, for that matter.