Community activity at the library

Rawdon Community Library is available for hire and would be a perfect venue for meetings and gatherings. We have great on-site facilities that include a kitchen, unisex and disabled toilets and a baby changing area. Three rooms are available for hire at a price of £10.00 per hour. If you wish to book any of the following rooms, please contact: [email protected] or fill in our online form embedded below, or via this link.

You are always welcome to pop in to the library or get in touch with us via social media or telephone to enquire about room hire. All our contact details are at the bottom of the page.


Alan Bennett Meeting Room

A carpeted room at the rear of the library, with easy access to the kitchen and suitable for small meetings or classes. It can accommodate 8 people seated.

Approximate dimensions: 11ft 10″ (3m 60cms) x 11ft 8″ (3m 55cms). Please note: there may be occasional slight noise from the adjacent boiler.

Local History Room

Also fully carpeted, this light and airy room features two windows with blinds, 5 electric power sockets, a large table and a set of chairs, making it perfect for larger meetings and classes. There is space for approximately 20 chairs, all of which can be provided by the library upon request.

This room is situated off the main library area and is accessed through our new folding doors. Independent access to kitchen is also a feature of this room.

Approximate dimensions: 26ft (7m 3cm) x 14ft 6″ (4m 40cm).

Library Social Area

Within the main library, this fully carpeted room comes with a table, small sofa and easy chair, which can be moved to create a larger meeting space. This area has been redesigned and is now suitable for up to 40 people seated. There is access to the kitchen via the main library area and if you need an even bigger space, this room could be booked in conjunction with the Local History Room.

Approximate dimensions: 14ft (4m 26cm) x 21ft 6″ (6m 54cms).

Booking form

please read our Terms and Conditions of hiring our facilities before booking: RCL Room hire Terms and Conditions. If you are happy with our terms and conditions, please fill in the form below.

Alternatively, you can fill out our printable booking form which you can sign and return to us.

Room Hire Charges

Each of the three rooms are available for hire at a rate of £10.00 per hour . Minimum hire at times when the community library is open: 1 hour. Minimum hire at times when the community library is closed: 2 hours. Additional time is calculated in 30 minute blocks. When the library is closed, the building will be open to the Hirers 10 minutes before the booked time, and closed 10 minutes after the end of the booking.

If additional setting up or clearing up time is required, this should be notified in advance and an additional 30 minutes will be charged for.