Room hire in libraries

Hire a room at Central Library

Located in the heart of town on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh Central Library has three rooms you can hire for meetings or training courses.

We are happy to discuss your requirements for equipment and layout. For more information contact us.

0131 242 8053

The Board Room is an original Victorian room which can seat up to 16 people round a table, with an additional 4 seats in the room.


  • plasma screen which you can attach a laptop to.

Access and facilities

  • no disabled access
  • toilet next door. 

The George Washington Browne Room is a larger space which can seat up to 40 people.


  • projector and screen

Access and facilities

  • lift access to floor, but no disabled access
  • toilets are three floors down, with access by stair only.

The Meeting Room can accommodate up to 8 people.

Rooms are also available for hire at many of our neighbourhood libraries. Check with your local library about availability and cost.

Room hire rates

A minimum hire applies to bookings between 9am and 5pm Monday - Friday. 

Community use: £40 for 3 hour block

Commercial use: £120 for 3 hour block

Prices include use of equipment. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available on request. 

We need 4 weeks advance notice of a booking. If a booking is cancelled within 2 weeks of the event you will be charged the full rate regardless of whether a booking form has been received.

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