Corporate hire

Let us host your event! We can provide a flexible 120-capacity event space in a historic central Edinburgh location.

Our Boardroom is available for corporate, educational, academic and charitable events.

Our staff can lend a hand with planning your event and ensuring it runs smoothly on the day.

The Boardroom is situated within the main entrance hall at the National Library of Scotland, with easy disabled access from George IV Bridge.


What we offer

Room capacity

  • Reception — 120 guests
  • Talk, theatre style seating — 100 guests

We can also provide free use of a 'green room', if the space is available.


You can have the use of the following additional items, which are included in the venue hire price:

  • Microphones
  • Lectern
  • Coat rack
  • Tables for registration / display purposes
  • Laptop with internet connection and PowerPoint


Although catering is not included as part of our service, we can provide a list of specialised caterers who have worked with us previously


In line with the Library's opening hours, we recommend that evening events end at 20.30, when the Library closes.


A National Library of Scotland events representative will be present to oversee all events within the Library, and an NLS curator can present a brief overview of any aspect of the Library's collections


We will provide individually tailored costs for each event.


Corporate partnership opportunities at the Library

There are many ways in which a company can partner the National Library of Scotland, and each corporate opportunity has defined benefits.

The Library receives core funding from the Scottish Government, but it is a charity. We rely heavily on charitable donations and commercial income to maintain and enhance our collections.

We would be happy to discuss the ways in which your company can continue to support our work. Key corporate partnership initiatives include:

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For further information please contact:

Kenny Redpath
Events Officer
Tel: 0131 623 3747
Ollie Quinn
Events Assistant
Tel: 0131 623 3748


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