Library spaces you can ask to book for an event, their capacities, and how much it costs to book them.

The library spaces in the first table are free to use for: 

  • library Friends groups 
  • community groups 
  • local charities 

This can be in and out of normal library opening hours, if there are no additional costs for the library. 

For out of hours use by library Friends, community groups or local charities, charges to cover costs may apply. 

Lettings for commercial use or use by an organisation not stated above will be charged at £20 per hour, in and out of normal library opening hours.

Talk to your local library supervisor about using the spaces while the library is open. A letting form with a main contact will be required for all bookings.

Library spaceLocationCapacity
Bedminster main library 60
Bedminster meeting room 15
Bishopston main library 110
Bishopston meeting room 20
Bishopsworth main library 50
Clifton main library 60
Filwood main library 50
Fishponds main library 50
Hartcliffe main library 30
Henbury main library 75
Henleaze main library 60
Hillfields main library 50
Horfield main library 40
Junction 3 main library 126
Knowle main library 60
Marksbury Road main library 40
Redland main library 60
St George main library 60
Sea Mills main library 50
Shirehampton main library 40
Southmead mezanine 20
Southmead main library 60
Stockwood main library 50
Westbury main library 50
Whitchurch main library 50
Wick Road main library 40

The library spaces in the table below are charged at the rates shown. 

A 50% discount may apply for: 

  • community groups
  • Friends groups
  • local charities 

Additional costs, such as for staffing, may also apply outside library opening hours. Check at time of making a booking. 

Talk to your library supervisor about your requirements.

Library spaceLocationCapacityCharges
Clifton meeting room 40 £20 per hour
Junction 3, room J1 ICT training room 27 £25 per hour
Junction 3, room J2 training room 25 £25 per hour
Junction 3, room J3 small training room 15 £20 per hour
Junction 3, rooms J2 and J3 combined training room 38 £40 per hour
Junction 3, room J4 large training room 27 £25 per hour
Junction 3, quiet room  quiet room 5 £15 per hour
Junction 3, first floor suite of rooms (rooms 1 to 4) 126 by negotiation
Central public meeting room 15 £25 per hour, opening hours only
Central Bristol room 20 £150 flat fee evenings, maximum 3 hours.
Central children's library 55 £100 flat fee, maximum 3 hours.
Out of hours only.
Central reference corridor exhibition space 30 standing £50 flat fee, maximum 2 hours.
Out of hours only.
Central Holden foyer

50 seated

65 standing

£50 flat rate per day
£100 flat fee, maximum 3 hours.
Out of hours only.