Skip to content

Hertfordshire County Council

How to find usOpening hoursHow to join, browse and renewLibrary facilities
Including accessibility, technology and rooms for hire.
Contact us
Ask our librarians any question and we'll get back to you.
Events at the library


How to find us

Hitchin Library

Paynes Park

Map and directions


There are limited spaces in the car park at the moment, due to building works.

Opening hours


1pm – 6pm


10am – 7pm




10am – 6pm


10am – 6pm


10am – 5pm



Library facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Parking available (Disabled parking bays)
  • Letterbox for out-of-hours returns (dealt with the next open day)

View the accessibility information for this venue

Accessibility information of venue

If you want to discuss your accessibility requirements, please email

Hitchin Library Visual Story (Doc 3.54MB) opening in new window

Services available

  • Photocopier
    20p for A4 black and white
    40p for A3 black and white
    60p for A4 colour
    £1.20 for A3 colour
  • Study space


CreatorSpace is an area in the library where you can get creative.

Book a space, hire equipment or come along to a group. We've got:

  • 3D printer – £6 per hour
  • iMac – £3 per hour
  • PC – £3 per hour
  • Sewing machine – £3 per hour
  • Embroidery machine – £4 per hour
  • Digital cutter – £3 per hour
  • Virtual Reality – £1 for 5 min.



  • £1 per A4 page

To book equipment or a space, email

Computers and internet

  • Book a computer or use a printer at the library
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hublet tablets
  • Scanner
  • Computer costs:
    Library members – 2 hours free, then 4p a minute
    Non library members – £2.50 for 30 minutes
  • Printing costs: (A4 only)
    20p – single page, black and white
    60p – single page, colour
  • IT Champion available - They offer one-to-one support, problem-solving, and online safety advice.
    Friday 10am-12pm

Taster sessions for people new to computers or tablets.

Room hire


  • 20 person capacity
  • Disabled access
  • 4 tables
  • Room size - 6m x 3.7m
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea urn available – refreshments not provided.



£10 to £30 per hour. Contact us for details



Events in your library

From author talks to baby rhyme times, there are events for everyone at libraries in Hertfordshire.

Find a library event

Rate this page