Conference, hall and meeting room hire

Our libraries have meeting rooms for hire by community groups and the public.

To book a room or for more details, contact your local library or email libraries@northyorks.gov.uk

Venues, prices and information

Concession rate 1 is granted to non-profit making organisations. Concession rate 2 is restricted to Scarborough-based non-profit making organisations with less than 100 members.

A £12.50 per hour surcharge for bookings outside normal working hours will be levied for all venues.

Meeting rooms Capacity Commercial rate Concession rate 1
Boroughbridge community library and resource centre 10 This library is now community managed. Contact contact@boroughbridgelibrary.org.uk for pricing and terms of use.
Catterick community library Room 1: 8
Room 2: 15

This library is now community managed.
Contact info@craccl.org for pricing and terms of use.

Colburn community library 4

This library is now community managed.
Contact info@craccl.org for pricing and terms of use.

Crosshills - South Craven community library, interview room 4

This library is now community managed.
Contact info@sccls.org.uk for pricing and terms of use.

Eastfield community library - More Than Books 15 This library is now community managed. Contact morethanbookseastfield@gmail.com for pricing and terms of use.
Harrogate library Claro room: 4
Carnegie room: 6
Nidderdale room: 6
£50 £15
Harrogate library, children's library - £40 £15
Hawes library and customer services centre Upstairs room: 15
Downstairs room: 6
This library is now community managed. Contact hawes.library@outlook.com for pricing and terms of use.
Kirkbymoorside library - CLIC @ Kirkbymoorside Interview room: 4
ICT suite: 10
This library is now community managed. Contact admin@kirkbylibrary.org.uk for pricing and terms of use.
Knaresborough library, small room 8 £40 £15
Northallerton library, penthouse 6 £40 £15
Pickering library, small room 4 £40 £15
Scarborough library, interview room 8 £40 £15
Settle community library 8 This library is now community managed. Contact settlelibrary@outlook.com for pricing and terms of use.
Sherburn and villages community library, small room 8 This library is now community managed. Contact sherburncommunitylibrary@gmail.com for pricing and terms of use.
Starbeck community library, small room 6 This library is now community managed. Contact info.starbeckcl@gmail.com for pricing and terms of use.
Stokesley community library - The Globe, interview room 4 This library is now community managed. Contact library.theglobe@gmail.com for pricing and terms of use.
Thirsk community library 6 This library is now community managed. Contact info@thirskcommunitylibrary.org.uk for pricing and terms of use.
Whitby library, small room 8 £40 £15
Meeting rooms Capacity Commercial rate Concession rate 1
Boroughbridge community library and resource centre 20 This library is now community managed. Contact contact@boroughbridgelibrary.org.uk for pricing and terms of use.
Harrogate library, Victoria room Regular seating: 18
Theatre-style seating: 24
£60 £20
Kirkbymoorside library - CLIC @ Kirkbymoorside  30 This library is now community managed. Contact admin@kirkbylibrary.org.uk for pricing and terms of use.
Knaresborough library 20 £50 £20
Northallerton library 20 £50 £20
Pickering library 20 £50 £20
Ripon library 20 £50 £20
Scarborough library, meeting room 50 £60 £20
Starbeck community library 35 This library is now community managed. Contact info.starbeckcl@gmail.com for pricing and terms of use.
Whitby library 20 £50 £20

The concert hall and meeting room at Scarborough library provide an impressive range of conference and meeting facilities.

With its ornate ceiling décor and raised stage featuring a Bechstein grand piano, the concert hall is an ideal venue for not only small concerts, plays and films but also conferences, sales presentations, fairs, festivals and exhibitions. The hall's dimensions are 14.6m long by 12.2m wide.

The adjacent meeting room offers a more intimate space. It can be hired either in conjunction with the main hall or independently to suit a variety of uses, including training courses, group sessions and business meetings. The room also benefits from receiving natural daylight. The room is 8.2m long by 5.8m wide and seats 50 people.

Concert hall hiring rates

Scarborough concert hall (220 capacity) Commercial rate Concession rate 1 Concession rate 2
Morning session £125 £60 £40
Afternoon session £125 £60 £40
Evening session £225 £125 £55
All day (excluding evening) £200 £90 £60
All day (including evening) £400 £150 £75
Crush Hall (per session as an ancillary to other rooms hired) £10 £7.50 £7.50
Hire of grand piano (additional charge for tuning, if required) £40 £25 £25

Facilities available

Tea and coffee facilities, loop system, flip chart, overhead projector and multimedia projector are available to book on request. Outside caterers can be booked for larger functions. We have a public entertainment licence for both rooms.

Parking

Scarborough library is located in the centre of the town. Parking is available nearby at the Brunswick building, just off York Place, at the Balmoral Centre. This can be reached via North Street and from Palm Court on Vernon Road.

All libraries Commercial rate Concession rate 1
Use of boiler and up to 50 cups (additional set of cups cost £5) Free Free
Branches (per half-day session) £40 £15
PRS licence fee Price on application Price on application
Hire of multi-media projector £30 £30
Hire of SmartBoard (Harrogate, Kirkbymoorside) £30 £30
Small interview rooms (maximum capacity 3) £10 £5
Hire of computers for training / group sessions (external) £5 per PC per session £5 per PC per session
Hire of computers for training / group sessions (internal or community groups)
  • £3 per PC per session during opening hours
  • £10 single fee when library closed
  • £3 per PC per session during opening hours
  • £10 single fee when library closed

Deposits

At the discretion of the local staff, a 20 per cent deposit will be required when bookings are taken. In the event of a booking being cancelled by the organiser, this deposit is non-refundable.