Venue Hire & Tours
Find out about hiring our unique rooms
The Devon and Exeter Institution is a subscription library founded in 1813 and is a very special environment for events, lectures, performances and tours.
The library holds 35,000 volumes and many thousands of maps, prints, pamphlets, cuttings and leaflets. The library is deemed of national importance as an intact collection in its original setting.
To ensure that its unique and vulnerable nature is protected we we welcome booking requests from individual members, non-members and organisations which match our charitable objectives.
Please read and sign our conditions of hire before making your booking request:
Our current schedule of charges are:
Reading Room half day – £60
Reading Room full day – £95
Stirling Room half day – £40 Mon and Tues only
Stirling Room full day – £75 Mon and Tues only
Outer Library evening – £120
Outer Library full day – £240 Sunday only
Kitchen – £30
Out of hours charge – £20.00
Wine glass hire – £25
China/ cutlery hire – £25
PP projector & screen – £15
Coffee/teas per person – £2
Group tours (15 people maximum) – £3 per head
To request a room booking or a tour please download and complete this form (hard copies available in the office)
Booking requests will be confirmed within two weeks of application.
Forms may be handed in at the office or emailed to email@example.com