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We expect our spaces to be available for hire from May 2020 (but this date may change). We’re currently taking expressions of interest. Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear.

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Meeting Room

The meeting room is in the centre of the building. It has its own separate entrance, and can divided from the Activity Room by an acoustic panel (not yet installed)

  • £10 per hour
  • Seats up to 5
  • coffee/tea point
  • bookable alone, or with the Activity Room next door

Activity Room

The Activity Room is at the rear of the building. It has its own separate entrance, and can divided from the Meeting Room by an acoustic panel (not yet installed)

  • £25 per hour
  • Capacity 20
  • bookable alone, or with the Meeting Room next door
  • suitable for gentle exercise or group activity

Main Library

The Main Library space is at the front of the building. It has access to the cafe/bar area.

  • £50 per hour
  • Capacity 75
  • suitable for exercise, exhibitions, meetings, performances and celebrations

Some news stories about the build

Paint the Library

Paint the Library

We're painting the library on Saturday 1 February, starting at 1000. We're looking for anyone who'd like to help to get in touch. If you can bring your own materials, fantastic - but some will be provided. Just wear comfortable old clothes. We'll provide tea, coffee...

Finishing Work Has Started!

Finishing Work Has Started!

We are so happy to announce that the building contractors are on site NOW to start the work of turning the empty shell at Chronicle Heights into a functioning library. Sally Long, Chair of Friends of Cricklewood Library, handed over the keys today, with work...

The Lease is Signed

The Lease is Signed

It's officially the end of the beginning. We've agreed the terms of, and signed the lease with All Souls College. Now the work on fitting out the library that you've all been waiting for for so long can finally begin. Work will begin on site week beginning 24 June,...

Road Modifications Outside Library

Road Modifications Outside Library

Have you noticed the road narrowing outside the library? They've been at it for a few weeks, and, according to the lone chap working there last Monday, he'll be at it for another 8 weeks to finish it off. I'm not surprised, if he's doing it all on his lonesome. It...

The Windows are In!

The Windows are In!

Yet another momentous piece of news, hard on the heels of the last momentous piece of news. This time it's that the WINDOWS ARE IN! Forgive the all caps, but we're giddy with excitement round here that the glass has finally landed and is being installed in the window...

New Library Window Frames

New Library Window Frames

It may not look like much, but this is huge progress. After months of no work on sealing the ground floor, window frames have appeared on the front and sides of the library premises. The glass is still M.I.A., but we have hopes of it appearing soon. In the meantime,...

New Year, New Floor

New Year, New Floor

The more eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed a flurry of activity on the new library site of late, after a long hiatus. The good news is that there is now a newly poured floor in the library, which is getting us tantalisingly closer to our opening date. Sadly, no...

Library Turned to Dust

Library Turned to Dust

Bits of the building have been exposed during the demolition process and it is hard to know what bit went where any more. Let's not get into the stages of beginnings and endings that makes us all feel like failed Churchills.  This load of rubble will be cleared, holes...

Slow Dismantling – No Sunday Working

Slow Dismantling – No Sunday Working

The tiles are coming off the roof, and we can see the skeleton of the building being revealed - the joists revealed for the first time since they were covered in 1929. ... not much else to see behind the covers. So, as the building is taken to pieces you can see that...

Less of a Library, More of a Building Site

Less of a Library, More of a Building Site

Cricklewood Library (1929) is leaving us, being dismantled from the inside out... and from the rubble a new building will be born. The building is shrouded in white plastic sheeting and scaffolding, and set back behind black hoardings. So what can you see? Nothing....