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Library room hire

How to hire spaces with your local library

Oxfordshire Libraries now offer local community groups, businesses, organisations and charitable trusts the opportunity to hire spaces within their local library.

Private use

Charges are levied where hirers want the private use of library spaces and rooms during library opening hours, during library closed hours and during extended opening hours (Open Plus) during which there are no OCC staff or volunteers present.

Community use charges

The charge rate for community use applies to:

  • not-for-profit organisations
  • a registered charitable organisation
  • a registered social enterprise
  • a local education provider
  • a local community group

Commercial use charges

The charge rate for commercial use applies to:

  • a private business
  • a registered company
  • a commercially-based enterprise
  • a private individual

Non-private use which is fee-based and profit raising

Charges are also levied where hirers want to use the public spaces in libraries for a fee-based (profit) activity (eg. Education courses), rather than an event with an admission fee, during library opening hours. This is regarded as private hire.

Please enquire at your local library for more information. The library manager will send you a Hiring Form. Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions for hiring library spaces / rooms (pdf format, 101Kb) before applying.