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Artizan Street Library awarded £230,000 government grant

A government grant of almost £230,000 has been awarded to Artizan Street Library and Community Centre. The money, which comes from the Department of Digital Media, Culture and Sport and is distributed by Arts Council England, will enable local people to develop their own business ideas, learn new job skills and create networks.

Building improvements will include the creation of a Maker Space, a special hub for digital design, craft and learning. Visitors will be able to print in 3D and, by using other equipment provided including electronic sewing machines and laptops, gain computer programming and textile skills.

Also included in the project is a new children’s library, improved study space and new shelving and furniture throughout. Further improvements will make it easier for people to use their own laptops and other devices in the library.

All the new facilities and programmes have been carefully designed to increase users’ wellbeing and give them better life chances.​​​​​​​

Hire Artizan Street Library and Community Centre

We offer venue hire at extremely competitive rates

Do you want to hold a conference or meeting, a workshop, class or community group? Why not hire a space at Artizan Street Library and Community Centre? The following rooms are available for hire:

Main Hall

Dimensions: approximately 85m squared.
Maximum capacity: 50 people seated.
Suitable for: art classes, dance workshops, large meetings etc.

  • Small side kitchen.
  • Tables and chairs available for self set-up.
  • Large windows, wall mirrors.
  • Flipchart, projector and screen on request.


£36 per hour (standard rate); £18 per hour (rate for charities).

Multi Room

Dimensions: 56m squared.
Maximum capacity: 35 people seated, 20 people exercise/dance.
Suitable for: exercise and dance classes, workshops and meetings etc.

  • Wall mirrors, sprung floor and collapsible partition wall.
  • Tables and chairs available for self set-up.
  • Flipchart, projector and screen on request.


 £36 per hour (standard rate); £18 per hour (rate for charities).

Treatment Room

Maximum capacity: three people.
Suitable for one-to-one interviews or therapy sessions, video calls etc.

  • Table, chairs on request
  • Reclining couch


£10 per hour (standard rate); £5 per hour (rate for charities).

How to book

To enquiry about a room booking email Artizan Street Library

Please note: All bookings are provisional until you have signed and returned the room hire paperwork. A minimum of 21 days notice must be given to cancel bookings.


If you would like to sponsor our programmes for adults and children, please consider making a donation to our libraries. 100% of all monies received from donations comes to the Barbican and Community Libraries service.

Barbican and Community Libraries Strategy PDF (700KB)
This document details the ambitions of the City of London’s lending libraries and shows how their work links with corporate and national objectives.
Date submitted: 6/09/21