An exterior view of Orkney Library & Archive.


Meeting rooms


We have two rooms which can be hired for meetings, exhibitions or presentations.


Please note that we do not currently provide facilities for video-conferencing. If video-conferencing facilities are required they are available at Orkney College.


The MacGillivray Room is a large and comfortable room with kitchen facilities



The MacGillivray Room is a large and comfortable room with adjoining kitchen facilities, while the Carnegie Room is more suitable for smaller groups. We also have a range of presentation and display equipment available for hire. You can contact us at



The meeting room facilities at the Warehouse Buildings in Stromness are managed by OIC Customer Services so if you have any questions regarding availability of these rooms please contact There are three rooms for hire; the John Rae Room, the Marjory Corrigall Room and the Archie Bevan Room. All three rooms have access to kitchen facilities.


Cost of room and equipment hire


Please note that none of our meeting rooms are available for hire on Sundays, public holidays or outwith library opening hours.


MacGillivray Room

£23.96 + VAT per 3 hour session

£41.37 + VAT per day for exhibitions


Carnegie Room

£12.58 + VAT per 3 hour session


Equipment hire

Digital projector, laptop and screen: £10.00 per day

Television, VCR and DVD combination: £10.00 per day

Flip chart stand, paper and pens: £4.00 per day

Overhead Projector: £4.00 per day

Display boards: £10.00 set charge for use outwith the building




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