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Room hire

Rooms for hire in Essex libraries 

We have some great rooms for hire in our libraries across the County, from just £14.30 per hour basic rate, depending on the size of room. 

Whether you want a quiet, private space to work in, to hold a meeting with one or two others, a venue to host a seminar or business conference for up to 40 people, or somewhere local for your regular group meetings or sessions, we may have the perfect room for you. Some libraries also have space available to hire when the library is closed. Depending on the location, out of hours use could include during the day, evenings or even at weekends. 

As a guide:  

  • Concessionary eg library activity group eg book group  - not open to the public
  • Standard rate - individual or private non library group use (this charge includes ECC services)
  • Commercial – external business or organisation

Take a look at the list below to find your perfect space. Contact the library to check availability, confirm which booking rate applies and to book

 

Basildon Library

Out of hours use available - check with library for details

contact basildon.library@essex.gov.uk

 

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room 1

10

£10.60

£22.40

£34.00

Meeting Room 2

3

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

Meeting Pod

4

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

 

Billericay Library

Out of hours use may be available - check with library for details

contact billericay.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room 1

15

£10.60

£22.40

£34.00

Meeting Room 2

8

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

Meeting Room 3

6

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

 

Braintree Library

Out of hours use available - check with library for details

Contact Braintree.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room 1

15

£10.60

£22.40

£34.00

 

Broomfield Library

Out of hours use available - check with library for details

contact broomfield.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room

8

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

 

Canvey Library

Out of hours use available - check with library for details

contact canvey.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room

8

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

 

Chelmsford Library

contact chelmsford.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room 2

3

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

 

Chipping Ongar Library 

contact chipping.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour 

Meeting Room

2

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

 

Clacton Library

Out of hours use available - check with library for details

contact clacton.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room 1

20

£18.10

£38.30

£57.45

 

Dunmow Library

contact dunmow.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour 

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room 1

20

£18.10

£38.30

£57.45

Meeting Room 2

2

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

 

Epping Library

contact epping.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Ceremony Room

40

£18.10

£38.30

£57.45

 

Greenstead Library

Out of hours use available - check with library for details

contact greenstead.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room

12

£10.60

£22.40

£34.00

 

Harlow Library

contact harlow.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour 

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room 1

20

£18.10

£38.30

£57.45

Meeting Room 2

10

£10.60

£22.40

£34.00

 

Laindon Library 

Out of hours use may be available - check with library for details

contact laindon.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room

4

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

 

Loughton Library

contact loughton.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room 1

10

£10.60

£22.40

£34.00

Meeting Room 2

5

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

Meeting Room 3

4

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

 

Pitsea Library 

Out of hours use may be available - check with library for details

contact pitsea.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour 

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room

15

£10.60

£22.40

£34.00

 

Rayleigh Library 

Out of hours use may be available - check with library for details

contact rayleigh.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room

10

£10.60

£22.40

£34.00

 

Rochford Library 

Out of hours use may be available - check with library for details

contact rochford.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room

20

£18.10

£38.30

£57.45

 

Waltham Abbey Library

contact WalthamAbbey.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Meeting Room

4

£7.45

£14.90

£23.40

  

Witham Library 

Out of hours use available - check with library for details

contact witham.library@essex.gov.uk

Meeting Room

Maximum Capacity

Concessionary Rate per hour 

Standard Rate per hour

Commercial Rate per hour

Dorothy L Sayers Room

15

£10.60

£22.40

£34.00

Whitehall Room

20

£18.10

£38.30

£57.45

Note: The Whitehall Room is not wheelchair accessible. 

 

Other libraries offering out of hours use:

Brightlingsea Library

Burnham-On-Crouch Library

Danbury Library

Earls Colne Library

Frinton Library

Fryerns Library

Galleywood Library

Great Baddow Library

Hadleigh Library

Harwich Library

Hatfield Peverel Library

Hockley Library

Hullbridge Library

Maldon Library

Manningtree Library

Mark Hall Library

Old Harlow Library

Prettygate Library

Saffron Walden Library

Sible Hedingham Library

South Benfleet Library

Stanway Library

Tiptree Library

Vange Library

West Mersea Library

Wickham Bishops Library

Wivenhoe Library

Writtle Library

 

 Page updated February 2022