The Old Library

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Zellig, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AT Show map
Bordesley Green

Spaces for hire at The Old Library

from £500
hire fee / per evening
The Old Library Main Space
Seating capacity 120
Standing capacity 200
The main space is light and airy, flooded with natural daylight. Full of period features including vaulted ceilings and iconic arch windows, this space will conduct a positive and warm atmosphere, ensuring you have a stimulating and productive event with us. For larger events, the adjoining Reading Room is available either as a breakout space, bu...
from £30
hire fee / per hour
The Reading Room
Seating capacity 12
This room has wifi and flipchart pad & pens included in the room hire rate. Available to hire separately or in conjunction with the main space, the Reading room can be used as a cloakroom, buffet area or organiser's room
from £30
per person / per session
Zellig 210
Seating capacity 9
Based just opposite The Old Library in our parent building Zellig is 210 our small but perfectly formed meeting room. This meeting room has everything you need for a small meeting; - Plasma Screen TV - Wifi - Flipchart Pad & Pens - Tea and Coffee making facilities - Fridge This room can be hired on it's own or in conjunction with the main space ...

Prices and opening hours

Monday
8:30 – 0:00
from £30 per person
8:30 – 0:00
from £30 per person
9:00 – 18:00
from £30–£200 hire fee
8:30 – 17:30
from £30 per person
Tuesday
8:30 – 0:00
from £30 per person
8:30 – 0:00
from £30 per person
9:00 – 18:00
from £30–£200 hire fee
8:30 – 17:30
from £30 per person
Wednesday
8:30 – 0:00
from £30 per person
8:30 – 0:00
from £30 per person
9:00 – 18:00
from £30–£200 hire fee
8:30 – 17:30
from £30 per person
Thursday
8:30 – 0:00
from £30 per person
8:30 – 0:00
from £30 per person
9:00 – 18:00
from £30–£200 hire fee
8:30 – 17:30
from £30 per person
Friday
8:30 – 1:00
from £30 per person
8:30 – 1:00
from £30 per person
9:00 – 18:00
from £30–£200 hire fee
8:30 – 17:30
from £30 per person
Saturday
9:00 – 1:00
from £800–£2000 hire fee
9:00 – 1:00
from £800–£2000 hire fee
Sunday
19:00 – 0:00
from £500 hire fee
19:00 – 0:00
from £500 hire fee

Facilities and catering options

Up to 120
seats
Up to 200
standing
In-house catering
Parking available
Alcohol provided
External catering allowed
Accommodation available
Ticketed events
BYO alcohol
Own DJ allowed

Location

Zellig, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AT

Reviews and ratings

4.6

(7 reviews and ratings – read all)

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S barrett
June 2019

- Great communication both pre-event and during the event. - clear price plans and packages - Nice location

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Ami Gasson
May 2019

Catering was spot in, tasty food and brilliant presentation. Timings were prompt. Staff were attentive, only a couple of times in the day when could not be found. Tables were laid out as agreed and dressed well. Venue is beautiful and our requests to open and close blinds at different times of the day were attended to. Venue was clean.

Couple of the toilets in the ladies were broken and a little dangerous. This was acknowledged when pointed out. The microphone was temperamental. The battery was dead when passed to us to use and even after being replaced it did appear to keep going on and off.

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Shila Kerai
April 2019

Helpful staff, easy to find and a nice spacious venue

The internet cut out, a bit cold, could hear lots of car noises from outside, the room echoed and because it was so light inside the screen wasn’t as clear as it could be, even with the blinds.

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Ami Gasson
May 2019

Communication from booking to event was spot on. We were welcome in the venue early to set up before delegates arrived.

About The Old Library

Part of the Zellig Group, the Old Library has been in operation since 1990. The original library first opened as one of Birmingham’s 5 free libraries in 1866, it is now the only one still standing.

The public library’s doors closed to the public in 1940 and remained closed until 1990 when the dilapidated space was bought alongside the Bird’s Custard Factory and lovingly refurbished by Bennie Gray. The building was then leased to another company from 2004 until August 2017 when it has been returned to its original owner.