Hire our Spaces

Our Activity Room and Meeting Room are now available for hire. The main library space will follow shortly, as soon as work is completed on the reception area and cafe space. See below for full details.

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What's On Offer?

We have three spaces for hire in five different configurations. To enquire about the cost, and to book the space, uset he Request a Quotation button above.

For answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, see below.

The activity room


  • We have state of the art, programmable mood lighting throughout the building, and a sophisticated air conditioning and heating system to suit all activities and events
  • Our public cafe can be hired for serving of drinks and pre-prepared food
  • Free public Wifi
  • Internet-enabled TV for presentations and film showings
  • Meeting room kitchen has facilities for tea and coffee making, washing up, and a small fridge
  • We have 38 adult sized chairs and 13 child stools
  • Two folding trestle tables
  • The toilet (for hirers only) has wheelchair access and baby changing facilities
  • We provide cleaning materials and utensils so you can clean up after your event

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 to mitigate noise transfer.

  • £10 per hour
  • Seats up to 8 or 3 on mats
  • 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 standing, 10 on mats
  • 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, which we are currently fundraising to finish.

  • £50 per hour
  • Capacity 56
  • suitable for exhibitions, meetings, performances and celebrations
  • food and drink should be kept in the cafe side of this space.

Please note this space is not yet available for hire.


Our up to date availability calendar is shown on our events page. Please check with events@cricklewoodlibrary.org.uk for the latest updates.You may need to mouse over each entry to see more details.

Frequently Asked Questions


Viewings of the space are done by appointment only – please do not turn up unannounced as we will have to turn you away. Please email bookings@cricklewoodlibrary.org.uk to ask for an appointment to view. We can usually be very accommodating on timing of viewings.

Can we bring our own food and drink?

Yes, we have two spaces where pre-prepared food can be served or assembled – the tea point in the meeting room, or the cafe space. You will have to hire these spaces individually if you plan to use them for serving food.

May we bring an entertainer?

Yes! Childrens parties go with a swing if you have an entertainer. We’ve seen Laurie Faulkner in action and her Paw Patrol party was a big hit. She als offers Disney Princess parties and Harry Potter parties. You can contact Laurie on 07769221581.

We can also recommend Tyan Archer of Dramagical Tyan. She’s local, and already runs activities in the library.

Does the Hire time include Set Up and Tear Down?

You pay for the time you are in the building. If your party is scheduled to run between 1500 and 1700, you will want to book time before to prepare for your guests, and time afterwards to clear up. We provide most cleaning materials, including the use of our Henry hoover. 

Can we park outside the library?

There is some paid-for parking on either side of the library on Olive Road. You may stop – at your own risk of a parking ticket – briefly at the front doors for loading and unloading. 

Is it ok to bring decorations?

You may use some pre-installed hooks in the library for stringing bunting etc, but you may not attach anything to the walls using pins, hooks, sticky tape, screws or nails. We love our walls, and we want them to stay looking nice!

We have a picture rail in the Activity Room for exhibitions.

What's the Cancellation Policy?

We ask regular hirers to give one month’s notice if they intend to stop classes. We cannot give refunds for missed classes if you decide not to run a regular class or activity.

For one-off event hire, we will refund your hire fee if you give at least two weeks notice. Any less than that and we will retain 50% of the hire fee.