Bigger, better library for Hatfield

Published: 18 Nov 2019


A bigger, better library for Hatfield, will open on Monday 9 December. The new state of the art library, at the heart of the town centre, will boast:

•             A much larger children’s area

•             A CreatorSpace, packed with the latest tech, including 3D printers, Raspberry Pis, iMacs, PCs and Chromebooks

•             A separate Local Studies area

•             A larger bookable meeting room, with refreshment facilities

•             A new DDA compliant public toilet with baby changing facilities

Taryn Pearson-Rose, Assistant Director for Libraries at Hertfordshire County Council, said:

“We’re really excited about the new Hatfield library. We are confident that it will become a real community hub, which people of all ages can access and enjoy.  Libraries are about so much more than books these days, so I would encourage everyone to go and check out the what the new library has to offer.”

The old library closed its doors for the final time last Saturday (16 November). It was purpose built as part of the Hatfield New Town development programme in the 1950s and 60s and opened in 1962. It is being taken over by the council’s sexual health service and will offer a wide range of sexual health services for local residents.

Rob Bridge, Chief Executive of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, said: “We’re really pleased to see a bigger, better library opening next month in the heart of Hatfield town centre. It is the perfect new addition for a revamped White Lion Square, providing an accessible cultural hub for all our communities and helping bring even more footfall to local shops and businesses.”