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Premium Rental Space

The Halifax Central Library provides community access to premium rental spaces through rentals of Paul O’Regan Hall, the Halifax Living Room, and the first floor Atrium.

Bookings made be made up to six months in advance; bookings further into the future may be considered on an exception basis upon approval by the Director of the Halifax Central Library and Regional Services.

Cost is determined by the following categories and the time of day and the day of the week (or holiday) for which the event is booked:

  • Commercial entities / private
  • Registered charitable organizations / not-for-profit community groups

A Library staff member will be assigned to each booking to serve as an event host.  Depending on the nature of the booking, additional staffing may be required for security and janitorial services.

Booking times must include time for set up and tear down of the rooms as required.  Storage space before or after functions is not available.

A Certificate of Insurance will be required.  Library staff will determine the amount required at the time of booking.

Library premises are not licensed for liquor consumption.  If alcoholic beverages are to be consumed within any of the Premium Rental Spaces, the client must obtain a Special Occasion Liquor License and provide a copy to Library staff.  The Library’s Serving of Alcohol Policy will apply.

If the audio/visual systems in Paul O’Regan Hall are to be used, a Special Equipment Package fee may be charged in addition to the room rental fee. The fee includes the charge for the use of the equipment as well as the cost of a qualified technician to operate it

Events must comply with Halifax By-law N200 Respecting Noise.

Premium Rental Space bookings must be a minimum of 4 hours). Prices below do not include HST.

PAUL O’REGAN
HALL
Commercial / Private
Hourly Rate 

(Registered Charitable Organization /
Not-for-Profit Hourly Rate)
REGULAR USE
Monday - Thursday
(until 9 pm)
$125.00
($65.00)
Friday - Sunday
(until 6 pm)
$125.00
($65.00)
AFTER HOURS USE
Monday - Thursday
(after 9 pm)
$150.00
($75.00)
Friday - Sunday
(after 6 pm)
$175.00
($90.00)
HOLIDAY USE
Monday - Sunday $200.00
($100.00)

FIFTH FLOOR *

Commercial / Private
Hourly Rate 

(Registered Charitable Organization/
Not-for-Profit Hourly Rate)
Monday - Thursday
(after 9 pm)
$150.00
($75.00)
Friday - Sunday
(after 6 pm)
$175.00
($90.00)
Holidays $200.00
($100.00)

*available after hours ONLY; includes access to the outdoor patio on a seasonal basis

FIRST FLOOR
ATRIUM  *
Commercial / Private
Hourly Rate 

(Registered Charitable Organization/
Not-for-Profit Hourly Rate)
Monday - Thursday
(after 9 pm)
$150.00
($75.00)
Friday - Sunday
(after 6 pm)
$175.00
($90.00)
Holidays $200.00
($100.00)

*available after hours ONLY