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Room hire at Suffolk Libraries

Most of our libraries offer excellent value room and venue hire in central locations across the county.

Most of our libraries offer affordable spaces in the heart of communities across Suffolk.

From small, cosy rooms for group meetings, to larger conference facilities and lecture spaces for business purposes, find a hireable space that suits your needs. Presentation equipment is available at our larger libraries.

Additional information:

  • Bookings are for a minimum of 2 hours

  • 12.5% discount for bookings of 8 sessions or more - upfront payment applies

  • Bookings outside of library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staff costs

The Wolsey Room at Ipswich County Library, 60 people capacity.
Meeting room at Saxmundham Library, 10 people capacity.
Conference room at Bury St Edmunds Library, 50 people capacity.
The Everitt Room at Lowestoft Library, 30 people capacity.

Room hire is available at the following locations:

Aldeburgh Library

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 35 people in rows

  • Large screen computer, interactive whiteboard and flipchart available on request

  • Free onsite parking

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours, but note that availability is limited due to adult learning courses

Contact the library on 01728 452502 or email aldeburgh.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Beccles Library

Large meeting room

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 40 people in rows

  • Nearby public carpark - pay and display

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost

Small meeting room

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 5 people for meetings

  • Nearby public carpark - pay and display

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings. Bookings outside library opening hours may attract an additional charge to cover staffing cost

Contact the library on 01502 442820 or email beccles.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Brandon Library

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 15 people for meetings, 30 people in rows

  • Nearby car park - free for 3 hours but ticket needed

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Flip chart available on request

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01842 773390 or email brandon.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Broomhill Library

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 15 people for meetings, 30 people in rows

  • Free onsite parking

  • Refreshment facilities

  • TV and DVD player available on request

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01473 749929 or email broomhill.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Bungay Community Library

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 25 people for meetings, 40 people in rows

  • Neighbouring car park - pay and display

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Projector available on request

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01986 892748 or email bungay.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Bury St Edmunds Library

Conference room

Cost: £13 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £19.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 25 people for meetings, 50 people in rows

  • Fully air-conditioned

  • Nearby public car park - pay and display

  • Projector and screen available

  • Flipchart available on request

  • Kitchenette included within conference room space with hot water boiler, sink etc

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Meeting room

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 15 people for meetings

  • Nearby public car park - pay and display

  • Projector and screen available

  • Flipchart available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01284 338830 or email bury.roomhire@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Chantry Library

Space within library

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 30 people in rows

  • Free onsite parking

  • Refreshments available from nearby café

Small meeting room

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 2 people

  • Free onsite parking

  • Refreshments available from nearby café

Contact the library on 01473 927275 or email chantry.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Clare Library

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 15 people for meetings, 40 people in rows

  • Limited onsite parking - nearby public pay and display car park

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Large smart TV available

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01787 277702 or email clare.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Eye Library

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 6 people

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Nearby free public carpark

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01379 870515 or email eye.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Felixstowe Library

Large meeting room

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 40 people in rows

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Projector available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Small meeting room

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 4 people for meetings

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Flipchart available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01394 330850 or email felixstowe.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Framlingham Library

The Old Court Room

Cost: £11 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £16.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 25 people for meetings, 60 people in rows

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Limited onsite parking - nearby public carpark

  • Flipchart available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

The Cell

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 8 people

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Limited onsite parking - nearby public carpark

  • Flipchart available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01728 723735 or email framlingham.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Gainsborough Community Library

Community room

Cost: £14 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £21 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 30 people for meetings, 50 people in rows

  • Refreshments available from Voices Café (when open)

  • Limited onsite parking - free roadside parking near library

  • Projector and screen available

  • Flipchart available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Meeting room

Cost: £9 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £13.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 10 people for meetings, 15 people in rows

  • Refreshments available from Voices Café (when open)

  • Limited onsite parking - free roadside parking near library

  • Flipchart available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Sound studio

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 5 people

  • Refreshments available from Voices Café (when open)

  • Limited onsite parking - free roadside parking near library

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Café area / space within library

Cost: To be negotiated with library manager

  • Capacity: Various (depending on part of library and format) but potentially up to 30 people in rows

  • Refreshments available from Voices Café (when open)

  • Limited onsite parking - free roadside parking near library

  • Flipchart available on request

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01473 927270 or email gainsborough.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Hadleigh Library

Large meeting room

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 30 people for meetings, 40 people in rows

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Limited onsite parking - nearby public carpark

  • Projector and screen available

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Small meeting room

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 6 people

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Limited onsite parking - nearby public carpark

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01473 823778 or email hadleigh.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Halesworth Library

Gallery within library

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 35 people in rows

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Space within library

Cost: £15 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £22.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: Various (depending on part of library and format) but potentially up to 30 people in rows

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Office

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 5 people for meetings

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01986 875095 or email halesworth.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Haverhill Library

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 8 people for meetings

  • Refreshments available from nearby café (when open)

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Flip chart and projector available

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01440 848095 or email haverhill.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Ipswich County Library

The Hub

A spacious, modern meeting space in the heart of Ipswich. Three large meeting rooms, presentation equipment, internet access, conference call facilities, refreshments and air conditioning.

See rooms and prices for The Hub.

The Northgate Room

The Northgate Room is Ipswich County Library’s most attractive and striking room. Normally used as the library’s study and reference area, the room is now available to hire for weddings and other ceremonies.

See capacity and price for The Northgate Room.

Lecture Hall

Cost: £18 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £24 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 40 people for meetings, 75 people in rows

  • Refreshment facilities and onsite cafe

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Flip chart and projector available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Space within library

Cost: Negotiable with library manager depending on space required and purpose of use

  • Capacity: Various (depending on part of library and format) but potentially up to 150 people in rows

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01473 927260 or email hub@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Leiston Library

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: There are 8 chairs available, but it would be possible to accommodate 20 people seated in rows if additional chairs can be sourced

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Parking: 4 free spaces outside library after 6PM. Nearby public carpark

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01728 831252 or email leiston.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Lowestoft Library

The Britten Room

Cost: £15 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £22.50 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 30 people for meetings, 40 people in rows

  • £2 per head for refreshments

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Projector, drop-down screen and whiteboard available

  • Interactive smart screen and flip chart available on request

The Everitt Room

Cost: £12 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £18 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 20 people for meetings, 30 people in rows

  • £2 per head for refreshments

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Whiteboard available

  • Interactive smart screen, projector and flipchart available on request

The Peto Room

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 6 people for meetings

  • £2 per head for refreshments

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Whiteboard available

  • Interactive smart screen, projector and flipchart available on request

Contact the library on 01502 442810 or email lowestoft.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Needham Market Library

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 10 people boardroom style

  • Free onsite parking

  • Refreshment facilities

Contact the library on 01449 720780 or email needham.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Oulton Broad Library

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 8 people for meetings

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Free onsite parking

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01502 583135 or email oultonbroad.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Saxmundham Library

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 10 people for meetings

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Whiteboard, flipchart and projector screen available

  • No projector available

Contact the library on 01728 652440 or email saxmundham.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Stowmarket Library

Meeting room

Cost: £8 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £12 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 12 people for meetings, 20 people in rows

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Limited onsite parking - nearby public carpark

  • Projector and flipchart available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Space within library

Cost: To be negotiated with library manager

  • Capacity: Various (depending on part of library and format) but potentially up to 50 people in rows

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Limited onsite parking - nearby public carpark

  • Flipchart available on request

  • Availability: Outside library opening hours only, subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01449 700549 or email stowmarket.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Sudbury Library

Cost: £10 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £15 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 10 people for meetings

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Projector available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other booking

Contact the library on 01787 321595 or email sudbury.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.

Woodbridge Library

Cost: £12 per hour for community/charity/private bookings, £18 per hour for commercial/statutory bookings

  • Capacity: 25 people for meetings, 40 people in rows

  • Refreshment facilities

  • Nearby public carpark

  • Projector and flipchart available on request

  • Availability: All day subject to other bookings

Contact the library on 01394 330855 or email woodbridge.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk for more information.