Room Hire 

at The Old Library 

The Old Library is a unique venue steeped in history and atmosphere. With a licenced cafe/bar, wheelchair access throughout and versatile spaces for hire, The Old Library is the perfect setting for all kinds of events. 

We have several spaces available to hire here at The Old Library, each of which can be set-up in a multitude of ways and are suitable for many uses. 

All of our rooms are available to hire by the hour, but we are also happy to discuss long-term hires. 

Each room has access to a shared kitchen with kettle, microwave, mugs and washing up facilities. 


There are three toilets at The Old Library, two of which are accessible and have baby changing areas.

The Old Library has an on site licensed cafe/bar, The Ola Cafe, and catering and bar facilities can be provided for events upon request. Find more details below. 

For all bookings and enquiries please email: 

Ground Floor
The Passmore Edwards Room
Ground Floor | Accessible | Max Capacity 60 | £15 per hour
Only available Sundays, Mondays and evenings
​The Passmore Edwards Room is the largest space at The Old Library. It is the home of Cafe Ola, and  and is set up as a performance venue, with a stage, lighting rig, PA, projector, screen and seating for up to 60 people.

A versatile space with large windows giving plenty of natural light, this room can be used for gatherings and social functions as well as being well suited to performances, larger conferences and meetings. 
The Cafe Ola also offers a licenced bar, and this space can be set out with theatre style rows of seating, or with small tables for cabaret style performances. 
 The Gallery 
Ground Floor | Accessible | Max Capacity 20 | £8 per hour

The Gallery offers a large, bright, flexible space that can be used for exhibitions, talks, workshops and meetings. The room has original features and historic charm, and can comfortably seat 20 people in rows, or 15 people around tables. Ideal for small gatherings such as training days, creative activities or baby groups. 


First Floor
 For details of our first floor spaces, please get in touch. 


Ola Cafe 
A Spanish inspired tapas style café & licensed bar inside intoBodmin's The Old Library
Ola’s aim is to provide a chilled arts cafe during the day and a bar supporting intoBodmin’s programme of film, theatre and music in the evening.  Using local produce where possible, the Ola Café hopes to put the Old Library on the culinary map. The Cafe Ola have successfully catered to all kinds of functions, as well as our popular Feast of Bodmin events. They are happy to provide catering or a bar for your event. Click the image below to find out more information about Cafe Ola, including how to get in touch with them direct for sample meus and prices, or to discuss your requirements. 
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To Make a Room Hire/Venue Booking​:

Contact us with the details of your event (including dates and times). We'll check the availiabilty and send you a booking form.

Fill in the form with details of your event - the more detail you include the better! If you'd like more information about our catering or bar options, please note this on your form. 

Return your form, along with your payment, to our Venue Manager Marion Harrison:

Please take a look at our Terms and Conditions, below.  Please note, all bookings made are pending avaiability. Your booking will be provisional until we have received your booking form and payment. 

To book, please return your booking form and payment to our Venue Manager, Marion Harrison. 



The Old Library

Lower Bore Street

Bodmin, PL31 2JX 


By choosing to hold your event at The Old Library you are helping us in our goal to secure The Old Library's Next Chapter. As a Community Interest Company, all funds we recieve from the hire of our rooms goes back into building a better Bodmin, through community, arts and culture. 
You can read more about The Next Chapter here, or find out about other ways to support us, here. 

intoBodmin CIC

Company Number: 11005917

The Old Library, 10 Lower Bore Street, Bodmin, PL31 2JX

Director: Fin Irwin




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