The SPL is available to hire at very reasonable rates. We can accommodate meetings, presentations, events, book launches, press conferences and many other options. Talk to us about your requirements using our Venue Hire form.
Full day: £200
By the hour: £30
The Space is our workshop/meeting room which is located on the ground floor of the Library. The room is usually set boardroom style and can accommodate up to 14 people.
The Space can meet your audio-visual and online needs via our free internet access, LED screen, audio amplification and recording as required. Please note the configurations above are a guide only; please indicate capacity and the nature of the event.
Evening weekday: £150
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 65 audience members. Seating for smaller groups can also be arranged in different formations (we have flexible-use desks available). We can provide a large wireless LCD screen, projector and screen, or wall projection in this space as well as a lectern, microphones, amplification and audio recording. The Mezzanine also has a hearing loop fitted. The Mezzanine is perfect for poetry readings, book launches or live music events.
As the SPL is an open plan venue, this space is usually only available outside normal opening hours, although the SPL is closed to the public on Mondays which is our preferred day of the week for larger day-time events.
Prices available on request.
You may have a larger event in mind, for example a multi-space training day, book launch 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.