The SPL is available to hire at very reasonable rates. We can accommodate meetings, away days, presentations, events, book launches, press conferences and many other options. Talk to us about your requirements using our Venue Hire form.
Friends of the SPL are entitled to a 10% discount on venue hire. Find out how to join here.
NB: Bookings are subject to the latest COVID-19 guidance. Please complete the Venue Hire form and we’ll endeavour to do our best.
Meeting Room 1 and 2
Full day: £200 per room
By the hour: £30 per room
Meeting Room 1 is our workshop/meeting room/break-out space located on the ground floor of the Library. The room is usually set boardroom style and can accommodate up to 14 people.
Meeting Room 2 is on the Mezzanine level and can accommodate up to 10 people.
Our meeting rooms can meet your audio-visual and online needs via our free WiFi and 65” LCD screen. Please note the configurations above are a guide only; please discuss capacity and your event’s individual needs in the Venue Hire form or with staff at the time of booking.
Evening weekday: £175
Friday/Saturday evening event: £250
The Mezzanine is our large events space on the first floor of the Library. Our rolling stacks can easily be moved to provide a theatre-style space. With chairs in rows,The Mezzanine can accommodate up to 60 audience members. Seating for smaller groups can also be arranged in different formations (we have flexible-use desks available). We have a 65″ LCD screen, as well as a lectern, microphones, amplification and audio recording. A hearing loop is fitted around the space. The Mezzanine is perfect for poetry readings, book launches, workshops or live music events.
As the SPL is an open plan venue, this space is subject to low ambient noise e.g. people chatting, when used during our regular opening hours.
Full Building or Full Day
Prices available on request.
You may have a larger event in mind, for example a multi-space training day, book launch, seminar or corporate event. We are happy to discuss creative ways to use the Library, including the terrace and ground floor: could you be the first couple to get married here? Our maximum capacity for full building events is 150. With sufficient notice, we can sometimes close the building to the public for your event.