Book a room

We have rooms available for hire for business meetings, community activities or functions at the Darfield and Leeston Libraries. They are easily accessible, single level, with disability access and toilets and have good car parking.

Enquiries, bookings and payment

Rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability, and at the discretion of the Library's Manager - please contact the library to enquire about bookings. Room use will be invoiced and can be paid either by internet banking or at a Selwyn Council Service Centre on presentation of the invoice.

Darfield Library

We have large and small meeting rooms for your use, ideal for meetings, interviews and community activities. After-hours access can be arranged. Ample car parking is located at the front and rear of the building, and accessed from South Terrace. Free Secure Wi-Fi can be accessed in all meeting rooms through APNK (Aotearoa Peoples Network Kaharoa).

Refreshment facilities

A fully equipped kitchenette is available for use, along with crockery and cutlery for serving light refreshments. Coffee and tea can be provided upon request at an additional charge. Alternatively catering facilities can be booked to provide refreshments.

Darfield conference roomAll users are responsible for clean-up of the facilities.

Conference room

Room 1a and 1b: (98m2) Capacity 60 standing OR 41 seated.
This room has all the equipment required to host a meeting or conference. It can also provide a larger space for community based activities.

  • A multi-functional space, large projector screen, projector and large whiteboard.
  • Board table, 11 board chairs, 30 general chairs.
Conference Room Charges 
Local community groups $5 flat rate
Council funded and not-for-profit organisations $15 per hour
Businesses and Government bodies $25 per hour

Meeting rooms

Room 1a

This light and airy room includes 2 meeting tables and 15 chairs that can be rearranged to suit your needs and requirements to host an event.
(35m2) Capacity 20 standing OR 15 seated.

Room 1b

Darfield meeting roomThis executive boardroom is fully equipped to run a meeting or conference. It has a large projector screen, projector and large whiteboard. This bright room provides the ideal space for a smaller meeting, or interview. Equipped with a meeting table and 4 chairs and wall mounted whiteboard.
(63m2) Capacity 40 standing OR 28 seated

Room 2

This room is ideal for meetings, interviews or can be used as a private office space. Equipped with a large meeting table and 6 chairs, this room also has a wall mounted whiteboard.
(15m2) Capacity 10 standing OR 6 seated

Room 3

(12m2) Maximum Capacity 5 standing OR 4 seated

Meeting Room Charges 
Local community groups $5 flat rate
Council funded and not-for-profit organisations $10 per hour
Businesses and Government bodies $15 per hour

Leeston Library

Leeston Community RoomThis room is perfect to hold a meeting, provide a larger space for community activities, or host a small function:

  • The maximum capacity of this room is 50.
  • Eight tables and 36 standard chairs, 12 board chairs.
  • Free Secure Wi-Fi can be accessed in both meeting rooms through APNK (Aotearoa Peoples Network Kaharoa).
  • whiteboard and ceiling mounted projector.
  • Open plan kitchen with crockery and cutlery for serving light refreshments.
  • Large double doors leading onto sheltered garden.
  • After-hours access is available by arrangement.
Conference Room Charges 
Local community groups $5 flat rate
Council funded and not-for-profit organisations $15 per hour
Businesses and Government bodies $20 per hour

Leeston Community Room calendar