The Old Library

Versatile Event Space
  30 reviews  – 
Zellig, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AT
Bordesley Green

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Spaces for hire at The Old Library

from £900
hire fee / per day
Main Space
130
250
Built in 1866, The Old Library is a refurbished Victorian library and historic venue nestled in Birmingham’s vibrant city centre in Digbeth, Birmingham. 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. ...
from £100
hire fee / per morning
Zellig 230
20
20
Zellig 230 is a small meeting room that includes a TV screen, WiFi access, and refreshment facilities. This room can be hired on its own or in conjunction with the main space as a breakout or organizer room. Whether its a meeting, workshop or small event - The Zellig Meeting room is the place for you. This bright open space with a view of the Birm...

Prices and opening hours

Monday
9:00 – 0:00
from £100–£900 hire fee
Main Space
9:00 – 0:00
from £900 hire fee
Zellig 230
9:00 – 17:00
from £100–£150 hire fee
Tuesday
9:00 – 0:00
from £100–£900 hire fee
Main Space
9:00 – 0:00
from £900 hire fee
Zellig 230
9:00 – 17:00
from £100–£150 hire fee
Wednesday
9:00 – 0:00
from £100–£900 hire fee
Main Space
9:00 – 0:00
from £900 hire fee
Zellig 230
9:00 – 17:00
from £100–£150 hire fee
Thursday
9:00 – 0:00
from £100–£900 hire fee
Main Space
9:00 – 0:00
from £900 hire fee
Zellig 230
9:00 – 17:00
from £100–£150 hire fee
Friday
9:00 – 1:00
from £100–£1200 hire fee
Main Space
9:00 – 1:00
from £900–£1200 hire fee per day
Zellig 230
9:00 – 17:00
from £100–£150 hire fee
Saturday
9:00 – 1:00
from £1200–£2500 hire fee
Main Space
9:00 – 1:00
from £1200–£2500 hire fee
Sunday
19:00 – 0:00
from £900 hire fee
Main Space
19:00 – 0:00
from £900 hire fee

Facilities and catering options

Up to 250
standing
Up to 130
seats
In-house catering
External catering allowed
Parking available
Alcohol provided
Accommodation available
Promoted / ticketed events
BYO alcohol

Location

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

Reviews and ratings

(30 reviews and ratings – )

J
Joanne K.
December 2023

The venue, ambience and staff were absolutely amazing. Couldn't fault anything. 5 stars from us.

The DJ was awful, not very current and quite rude at times

I
Ilhaam S.
December 2023

The old library was a great place for a bridal shower. The main thing I loved was the help I received from Laura, she was always available, helpful through out the event, helped with setting the tables with me. It was a very pretty venue and when it became a bit cold the heaters were turned on which instantly warmed the venue. The music system was easy to connect to and easy to use. Overall we had a great time. Thank you.

The food was not enough to feed the amount of people we had there. We used the buffet system but by the time the last 10 people came to collect food it was nearly finished. The fairy lights were not working so the backdrop looked dark as our event was at night.

R
Rose B.
September 2023

Excellent venue. Staff went above and beyond and we're virtual mind readers which helped

M
Miss G.
December 2022

The venue had really great communication and answered all queries promptly. All staff were incredibly helpful on the evening of the event.

About The Old Library

The Old Library is a bright, open space perfect for hosting weddings, conferences, corporate dinners, parties, charity events and more. A range of menus and drinks packages are available upon request. We can currently hold up to 130 people seated and 250 standing.

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.

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