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All our libraries are available to hire by groups, organisations and businesses outside normal opening hours. Most of our libraries provide space for displays and exhibitions throughout the year.

Frome Library has a small meeting room for hire, and Taunton Library has a 65-seater meeting room with conference facilities.

The Glass Box at Taunton Library can hold 50 people and is also available to hire.

How to make a booking

To make a booking, contact the library you would like to use to check availability and to discuss your needs. You can find the full list in the Our Libraries section.

Fees include VAT.

The Taunton Library Meeting Room also includes kitchen facilities, though you will need to supply your own tea, coffee and refreshments.

An invoice is issued after the event. If a booking is cancelled less than four weeks before the date booked, we charge a cancellation fee of 25% of the relevant charge.

Room hire fees

This applies to all libraries except Taunton Library.

Main library room
Half day (up to 4 hours): £48
Whole day: £90

Small room
Half day (up to 4 hours): £24
Whole day: £60

All exhibitors: 20% commission on sales

Taunton meeting room fees
Daytime
Half day (up to 4 hours): £78
Full day: £119
Evening
Minimum charge (for up to 2 hours): £78
Each subsequent hour: £31
Sunday and bank holiday supplement: £25

Display and exhibition fees
Non-third sector organisations: £84
Third sector organisations: £42

Glass Box, Taunton

The cost for using the Glass Box space may be flexible dependent on the type of organisation booking the space and the extent to which the use of the space reflects the Somerset libraries vision. Find full details of facilities available and the online booking form on the Glass Box website.

Normal half day fee (up to 4 hours): £48
Normal full day fee: £90

Display and exhibition fees

Displays and exhibitions in Taunton Library

We offer reduced rates for third sector exhibitors: non-governmental and non-profit-making organisations or associations, such as charities and voluntary and community groups. How the charges are applied will be determined at the sole discretion of the Council and will be agreed with exhibitors before a booking is confirmed. An invoice will be issued following the exhibition period.

Non-third sector organisations and individuals: £70 or 20% of sales, whichever is the greater

Third sector organisations: £35 or 20% of sales, whichever is the greater

Displays and Exhibitions in all other libraries: 20% commission on all sales only

Last reviewed: February 29, 2024 by Qi

Next review due: August 29, 2024

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