Libraries

Booking our facilities

Some of our libraries have rooms that you can hire for local groups and activities.

Discounted rates are available for registered charities and for repeat bookings during normal opening hours. You might also be able to hire a room outside of normal opening hours but there could be an extra charge for this and library facilities may be unavailable. Contact us by emailing facilitiesmanagement@barnsley.gov.uk if you'd like more information before requesting to book a room. You might also be able to book a computer and projector to use, if they're available.

You need to submit your room hire request at least 10 working days before the date of your booking.

If we can accept your booking we’ll send you a confirmation and an invoice that you’ll need to pay within 30 days.

Libraries with rooms available to hire

Library @ the Lightbox

Room Maximum capacity Layouts and capacities Facilities Hire charges
IT suite  20 Fixed seating (20 people) Interactive touch-sensitive screen

PCs (20)

Photocopier / printer / scanner
Price on application
Meeting booth 6 Fixed seating (6 people) Screen only - to connect to your own device Price on application
Meeting room Fixed seating (4 people) Interactive touch-sensitive screen Hourly rate: £10

Full day rate: £70
Meeting room 8 Fixed seating (8 people) Interactive touch-sensitive screen Hourly rate: £15

Full day rate: £115
Events room
(third floor)
100 Boardroom (32 people)

Cabaret (64 people)

Herringbone (96 people)

Theatre (100 people)
Bluetooth sound system

Hearing loop

Interactive touch-sensitive screen

Kitchen

Multi-function screens (4)
Hourly rate: £35

Full day rate: £225
Events room and roof terrace
(third floor)
160 Boardroom (32 people)

Cabaret (64 people)

Herringbone (96 people)

Theatre (100 people)
Bluetooth sound system

Hearing loop

Interactive touch-sensitive screen

Kitchen

Multi-function screens (4)
Hourly rate: £70

Full day rate: £450
Sharing Space*
(ground floor)
45 Arc (45 people)

Circle (45 people)

Theatre (45 people)
Hearing loop

Interactive touch-sensitive screen
Hourly rate: £35

Full day rate: £225

Full Sunday day rate: £350
Ground floor* 200 Flexible for requirements Bluetooth sound system

Hearing loop

Interactive touch-sensitive screen

32 amp socket
Hourly rate: £70

Full day rate: £450

Full Sunday day rate: £700

* Hire of these spaces is also available outside of core Library @ the Lightbox opening hours for an extra charge. Hire on Sundays can only be made by members of our trusted key holder scheme.

Library @ Cudworth

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
IT suite IT work spaces (10 people) PCs (10)

Interactive screen
Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85
Meeting room Boardroom (15 people) None Hourly rate: £15

Full day rate: £110
Training kitchen Kitchen work spaces (10 people) Fully equipped kitchen Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

View Library @ Cudworth facilities.

Library @ Darfield

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges

Darfield Library - no separate rooms are available

Please note, hire isn't available during Library @ Darfield opening hours.

Boardroom (15 people)

Classroom (14 people)

Theatre (30 people)
None Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

View Library @ Darfield facilities.

Library @ Dodworth

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Dodworth Library - no separate rooms are available

Please note, hire isn't available during Library @ Dodworth opening hours. 
Boardroom (12 people)

IT area (4 people)
None Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

View Library @ Dodworth facilities. 

Library @ Goldthorpe

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Meeting room Boardroom (30 people) None Hourly rate: £24

Full day rate: £170

View Library @ Goldthorpe facilities.

Library @ Grimethorpe

Library @ Grimethorpe is in The Acorn Centre - an Adult Skills and Community Learning centre.

The Acorn Centre has several meeting rooms available for hire. Please contact the centre to discuss your requirements and make a booking. You can contact the centre by emailing karenwalshaw@barnsley.gov.uk

Library @ Hoyland

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Single meeting room Boardroom (10 people) None Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85
Two rooms combined Boardroom (20 people) None Hourly rate: £18

Full day rate: £127
Three rooms combined Boardroom (30 people) None Hourly rate: £24

Full day rate: £170

View Library @ Hoyland facilities.

Library @ Mapplewell and Staincross

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
IT suite IT work spaces (10 people) PCs (10)

Printer and photocopier (charges apply
Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

View Library @ Mapplewell and Staincross facilities.

Library @ Penistone

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
IT suite Classroom (12 people)

Boardroom (14 people)
PCs (12)

Interactive screen
Hourly rate: £15

Full day rate: £110
Meeting room Boardroom (10 people) None Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

View Library @ Penistone facilities.

Library @ Roundhouse

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Hall - small Boardroom (18 people) None Hourly rate: £18

Full day rate: £127
Hall - large Classroom (24 people)

Cabaret (48 people)

Theatre (60 people)

Standing (100 people)
Interactive screen Hourly rate: £40

Full day rate: £280
Hall - small and large combined Cabaret (60 people)

Theatre (80 people)

Standing (130 people)
Interactive screen Hourly rate: £55

Full day rate: £375
IT suite IT work spaces (12 people) PCs (12) Hourly rate: £15

Full day rate: £110
Training kitchen Kitchen work spaces (12 people) Fully equipped kitchen Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

View Library @ Roundhouse facilities.

Library @ Royston

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
IT suite IT work spaces (9 people) PCs (9)

Interactive screen
Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85
Meeting room Boardroom (10 people) None Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85
Two meeting rooms combined Boardroom (20 people)

Cabaret (32 people)

Theatre (40 people)
None Hourly rate: £18

Full day rate: £127
Three meeting rooms combined Boardroom (30 people)

Cabaret (40 people)

Theatre (50 people)
Interactive screen Hourly rate: £24

Full day rate: £170
Large meeting room Boardroom (20 people) None Hourly rate: £18

Full day rate: £127
Training kitchen Kitchen work spaces (8 people) Fully equipped kitchen Hourly rate: £10

Full day rate: £70

View Library @ Royston facilities.

Library @ Thurnscoe

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
IT suite IT work spaces (15 people) PCs (15) Hourly rate: £15

Full day rate: £110
Meeting room Boardroom (10 people) None Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

View Library @ Thurnscoe facilities.

Library @ Wombwell

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
IT suite IT work spaces (6 people) PCs (6) Hourly rate: £8

Full day rate: £56
Meeting room 1 Boardroom (30 people)

Cabaret (40 people)

Theatre (50 people)
None Hourly rate: £24

Full day rate: £170
Meeting room 2 Boardroom (20 people)

Cabaret (32 people)

Theatre (40 people)
None Hourly rate: £18

Full day rate: £127
Meeting room 1 and 2 combined Cabaret (72 people)

Theatre (90 people)
None Hourly rate: £35

Full day rate: £250
Meeting room 3 Boardroom (10 people) None Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

View Library @ Wombwell facilities.

Library @ Worsbrough

Room Layouts and capacities Fixed equipment Hire charges
Worsbrough Library - no separate rooms are available

Please note, hire isn't available during Library @ Worsbrough opening hours. 
Boardroom (15 people)

Classroom (14 people)

IT suite (8 people)

Theatre (30 people)

Dry-wipe marker board

PCs (8)
Hourly rate: £12

Full day rate: £85

View Library @ Worsbrough facilities.

Cancellation charges

  • Less than 7 days notice: 25% of hire charge
  • 48 to 24 hours notice: 50% of hire charge
  • Less than 24 hours notice or non-attendance: 100% of hire charge

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions for booking one of our rooms.

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