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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Our response to the coronavirus outbreak is continuing – and our focus is on keeping critical services running, particularly those supporting vulnerable people.

We are currently working through the detail of the latest government announcements which affect Leicester city and parts of the county. 

Find out more about the support and guidance available, and any changes to our services.

Increased restrictions for Leicester and parts of Leicestershire  

Hire a library room

Rooms are available to hire in libraries by community groups, individuals and private companies.

Costs

  • The  rates apply to hiring a room within opening hours
  • Outside of opening hours can be negotiated at an additional cost and are dependent on staff availability. 
  • Half day bookings are for 4 hours

Bookings may be made on an hourly basis

  • Community use - £10 per hour
  • Commercial use excluding kitchen £20 per hour
  • Commercial use including kitchen £25 per hour

Public liability

  • The hirer is required to have public liability insurance for the use of any of the premises, with a minimum cover of £5million
  • An additional 12 % +(10% insurance premium tax) or a minimum of £5 will be incurred to all letting charges to cover the hirer for the public liability insurance, which is inclusive of an insurance premium tax of 10%
  • If you already have public liability insurance or are covered by another policy please inform the member of staff when booking the room

Associate use

  • No charge
  • County councillor’s surgeries
  • Use by organisations funded or working in partnership with Communities & Wellbeing services

Community Preferential

  • £25 per half day,
  • £50 per full day
  • Use by voluntary organisations providing public advice & consultation within the public area of the building
  • Use by voluntary & non-profit making bodies to provide classes/activities at no charge to the public within the public area of the building
  • Community groups which are non-profit making, supporting the needs of individuals & groups re: lifelong learning; health; social welfare; citizenship; economic well-being; environment; culture; religion; recreation; personal development
  • Government, local government & other official bodies, including MPs surgeries
  • Charities & other organisations for fundraising activities, without admission fees
  • Voluntary organisations & other non-profit making bodies providing classes & other activities for which a charge is made

Commercial use - excluding use of kitchen and staff support

  • £50 per half day,
  • £100 per full day
  • Use by profit making organisations and bodies where no specific approval for free use or preferential rates
  • Social activities of any organisation (excluding racialist organisations)
  • All performances, festivals and exhibitions which are open to the public and for which an admission charge is made

Commercial use - including use of kitchen, excluding staff suppprt

  • £65 per half day
  • £130 per full day
  • Use by profit making organisations and bodies where no specific approval for free use or preferential rates
  • Social activities of any organisation (excluding racialist organisations)
  • All performances, festivals and exhibitions which are open to the public and for which an admission charge is made

ICT Suites

  • £27.50 per hour

Exhibitions

  • £45 per exhibition
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