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.
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What we offer
- 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:
- 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, but approximate room-only hire costs are:
- Hire of the NLS boardroom per day: £500
- Hire of the NLS boardroom per half day: £250
- Hire of the NLS boardroom for an evening event: £300
These costs exclude VAT.
Corporate partnership opportunities at NLS
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:
- Exhibition sponsorship
- Educational and outreach sponsorship
- Advertising within 'Discover NLS' magazine
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For further information please contact:
Tel: 0131 623 3747
Tel: 0131 623 3748