The Old Library, The Old Library

The Old Library, The Old Library

  • 10 – 100

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About The Old Library

The Old Library is a West Norwood landmark which has been providing a venue for local meetings,
activities, events and learning since 1888.

The Old Library is managed by local charity Rathbone who provide a range of services to young
people and adults with learning disabilities across Lambeth.

With excellent transport links to neighbouring areas of Brixton, Streatham, Croydon and Crystal Palace.
The Old Library is situated within a minute’s walk from West Norwood station which provides direct
connections to Clapham Junction, London Victoria and London Bridge. Situated in the heart of West Norwood with its thriving café culture there is a wide range of choice for refreshments and lunch nearby. Alternatively we are happy to discuss catering your event for you.
We have a range of multi-purpose rooms which are regularly used for meetings, training, exercise
classes, clubs, social gatherings and events. The building is wheelchair accessible with a lift to the
first floor.

Suitable for

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Venue Hire Rates

£170.00 per day

£40 Per hour: The Hall

Cancellation Policy: Flexible

Damage Deposit: £100.00

All prices are VAT non-applicable


  • Informal Set-Up (Lounge)
  • Formal Set-Up (Boardroom)
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Glasses
  • Parking nearby
  • Audio Recording
  • HD Screen
  • Free Wifi
  • Stationery
  • Elevator
  • Toilets
  • Furnished
  • Breakout spaces
  • Whiteboards/ flipcharts
  • Early access
  • Reception
  • Disabled access
  • Natural light
  • Shared space
  • Private


  • Area: 0 m2
  • Ceiling height: m
  • Boardroom: 12
  • Classroom: 10
  • Seating: 50
  • Standing: 100
  • Theatre: 50
  • U-shaped: 40


Capacity for the hall - Depnding on the times required, the right hand hall's capacity is 50, the hall is able open up to accomdate 100 people.

Capacity for the meeting room on the 1st floor 11 plus facilitator.

What time events are held at The Old Library - Dance and exercise classes, a variety of training (we have our own Rathbone Training Department, covering Food Hygiene, Safegaurding working with Adults and Children, First Aid. The courses are fully accredited. Workshops, community events, table tops sales. This is just a few of the events that take place at The Old Library.


Cancellation Policy: Flexible

Damage Deposit: £100.00

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