The Old Courthouse is home to Shap Library Link which is  managed by Cumbria County Council. It is an automated service with an easy to use check out and return machine. Books situated at other libraries within the county can be requested and returned through this library link at no charge.

There is usually a volunteer on hand to help with contacting the Penrith Library if any further information is needed.


Penrith Library: 01768 812100

Renewals: 03033 331234

Website: www.cumbria.gov.uk/libraries

Room Booking

At The Old Courthouse

To book a room at The Old Courthouse, please read through the two documents below:-

  • Booking Form
  • Terms & Conditions

You can either download the booking form, fill it in and return it to us or complete the online form below.

Booking Form

Terms & Conditions

Online Form

Business Meeting Room
Community Room
Consultation Room

I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Hire (see above).

The hirer confirms that they will comply with all safeguarding requirements and legislation in respect of children, young people and adults in need of care and support.

The hirer will appoint a responsible person to be in charge of evacuation of the building in case of fire. If different to the person making the booking, please email us the name of the person in charge.