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How to find us

Marshalswick Library (St Albans)

The Ridgeway
St Albans

Map and directions


Opening hours

 Normal service Self service


10am – 6pm

7am - 10am

6pm - 8pm


1pm – 6pm

6pm - 8pm



7am - 8pm


10am – 6pm

7am - 10am

6pm - 8pm


1pm – 6pm

7am - 1pm

6pm - 8pm


10am – 5pm

7am – 10am




Open+ self service offers access to the library at set times when the building is unstaffed.

During Open+ self service hours, you can:

  • borrow, return and renew books and other items
  • collect reserved items
  • use computers, Wi-Fi and study space
  • read newspapers and magazines
  • print

You need to sign up at the library to use the Open+ service. When you are registered as an Open+ user, you just need to scan your membership card and type your secure PIN into a card reader at the library entrance to enter the library.

Library facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Public parking near by (Disabled parking bays)
  • Hearing loop
  • 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

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Services available

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

Computers and internet

  • Book a computer or use a printer at the library
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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

Taster sessions for people new to computers or tablets.



Events in your library

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

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