Rooms and space for hire

We have a range of meeting rooms, IT suites and library space available in our libraries.

Meeting rooms

We have meeting rooms for hire at the following libraries:

We offer hire at competitive rates on a one-off or regular basis, both during and outside of opening hours.

Our rooms are perfect for business meetings, exercise classes, training, tutoring, community activities and more.

Additionally we have a Community Centre in Crayford which is ideal for business functions, children's parties and larger exercise classes.

All of our rooms have access to Wi-Fi, tables and chairs and toilet facilities. Find out more about our rooms by clicking on the above links.

To make a room booking enquiry use our online enquiry form or visit one of our libraries. A member of staff will be able to assist you.

Library Room size (Approximate) Number of seats In opening hours Out of library hours Monday to Saturday Out of hours Sunday
Central - Dickens 42m2 40
(25 at tables)
£33.20 £55.10 £66.30
Central - Chaucer 56m2 60
(40 at tables)
£38 £55.10 £66.30
Central Both Dickens and Chaucer 42m2 and 56m2 100
(65 at tables)
£71.20 £78 £83.60
Central - Kingsley 15m2 6 £19.40 £40.80 £61.20
Central - Pepys 15m2 6 £19.40 £40.80 £61.20
Crayford 24m2
(7m x 3.4m)
20
(12 at tables)
£19.40 £40.80 £61.20
Erith 28.5m2
(7.5m x 3.8m)
20
(12 at tables)
£19.40 £40.80 £61.20
Sidcup - Room 1 17.5m2
(3.3m x 5.3m)
16
(10 at tables)
£19.40 £40.80 £61.20
Sidcup - Room 2 7m2
(3.1m x 2.25m)
4 £19.40 £40.80 £61.20
Welling 31.5m2
(4.5m x 7m)
30 (20 at tables) £19.40 £40.80 £61.20

Library Room size (Approximate) Number of seats In opening hours Out of library hours Monday to Saturday Out of hours Sunday
Central - Dickens 42m2 40
(25 at tables)
£14.30 £27.50 £33.20
Central - Chaucer 56m2 60
(40 at tables)
£17.30 £27.50 £33.20
Central Both Dickens and Chaucer 42m2 and 56m2 100
(65 at tables)
£31.60 £41.80 £57.10
Central - Kingsley 15m2 6 £9.70 £26 £37.70
Central - Pepys 15m2 6 £9.70 £26 £37.70
Crayford 24m2
(7m x 3.4m)
20
(12 at tables)
£9.70 £26 £37.70
Erith 28.5m2
(7.5m x 3.8m)
20
(12 at tables)
£9.70 £26 £37.70
Sidcup - Room 1 17.5m2
(3.3m x 5.3m)
16
(12 at tables)
£9.70 £26 £37.70
Sidcup - Room 2 7m2
(3.1m x 2.25m)
4 £9.70 £26 £37.70
Welling 31.5m2
(4.5m x 7m)
30 (20 at tables) £9.70 £26 £37.70

Library Space

Business use of library space, e.g. for 1 to 1 tutoring, is available during library opening hours at a cost of £6 per hour.

Library space is available to hire outside of library opening hours at the following libraries: Central, Crayford, Erith, Sidcup, Thamesmead and Welling.

Hourly rates

Booking Type Monday to
Saturday
Sunday
Community Groups £26.50 £38.30
Commercial Organisations £41.80 £61.20

To enquire please contact the library directly.

IT Suites

We have IT suites available for hire during and outside of opening hours at Central, Crayford, Erith, Sidcup, Thamesmead and Welling Libraries.

Please visit our Computers, Wi-Fi and Printing page for the software available on our PCs.

IT Facilities

Library and area Number of PCs
available
Central - children's library 7
Central - ground floor 11
Central - first floor 17
Crayford IT suite 8
Erith - children's library 4
Erith - IT suite 12
Sidcup - IT suite 16
Thamesmead 16
Welling - children's library 4
Welling - main library 13

Hourly rates

During library opening hours

The IT suites at Crayford, Erith and Sidcup Libraries are available to hire during library opening hours.

  • £23.50 per hour for community groups
  • £54.60 per hour for commercial use

Outside of library opening hours

Hourly rates Monday to
Saturday
Sunday
Community Groups £27.30 £33.20
Commercial Organisations £67.30 £76.50

To enquire please contact the library directly.

Promotional Space

We have promotional space (for a stand and one person) available to hire during opening hours at Central, Crayford, Erith, Sidcup, Thamesmead and Welling Libraries.

Hire rates

Booking Type Daily rate Weekly rate Pro rata daily rate
(if more than one week)
Community Groups £31.20 £100 £18.90
Commercial Organisations £87.20 £294.30 £58.10

To enquire please contact the library directly.

Art Display Boards

We have display boards available at Erith Library for exhibition of artwork. A charge of £36.20 (for 2 weeks) is payable for anyone selling their work or taking commissions.

To enquire please contact Erith Library directly.

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