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Meeting Rooms for Hire

Information about a meeting rooms available to hire at Whangarei Central Library.
Updated: 7/09/2021 6:01 p.m.

Picture of the May Bain Room.

Whangarei Central Library

There are two meeting rooms available for hire to community groups, businesses and individuals.: the May Bain Room and the Leonard Room.

These rooms are available only during the Library opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 1 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Public Holidays: Closed

May Bain Room

This room is closed until further notice.

The May Bain Room is situated on the first floor of the library.


  • The room can seat up to a maximum of 40 people, theatre style
  • 6 conference tables (each seat 6)
  • Whiteboard
  • Audio visual system - projector and speakers

When available under Covid-19 Alert Level 2 the maximum number of people is limited to 20 and refreshements cannot be provided.


A free service is available through Library Wifi.

Please note:
We do not recommend using this WiFi service for streaming video as we cannot guarantee a good uninterrupted connection. We advise you bring a broadband dongle or use a WiFi hot spot service from a smart phone.

Hire fees

All fees are GST inclusive

  • $25 booking fee plus $25 room hire per hour or part thereof.

  • Local non-profit community groups receive a 50% discount:
    $12.50 booking fee and $12.50 room hire per hour, or part thereof.

  • Data projector hire: $30

  • Supply hot and chilled water, coffee, tea, milk, sugar and paper cups: $12.

Picture of the May Bain Room entrance.   Picture of the May Bain Room entry foyer.


Picture of the May Bain Room.

Picture of the May Bain Room.

Picture of the May Bain Room.


Leonard Room

This room is closed until we move to Coved-19 Alert Level 1

The Leonard Room is a small room situated on the ground floor of the library, at the front, left of the entry foyer.


  • The room can seat up to a maximum of 8 people
  • 1 conference table (seat 4)
  • 4 desks.

Please note: The room is not sound proof. Data projector and refreshments are not available with this room hire.

Hire fees

  • $10 per hour or part thereof, GST inclusive.




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