Watford Library

Watford Central Library

Hempstead Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3EU

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Watford Central Library is now OPEN

We close tonight at 6pm

Opening hours
 Normal serviceSelf service
Monday: 9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 7pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 6pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 7pm
Friday: 1pm - 6pm 9.30am - 1pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

During self-service hours, only the ground floor is open. You can:

  • Borrow popular books, magazines and DVDs
  • Return or renew your items
  • Pay overdue charges
  • Use a computer or our free wi-fi

 

We're open for browsing

Read our latest service updates.

We'll continue taking steps to keep staff and visitors safe in the library, including:

  • screens on enquiry desks
  • hand sanitiser stations
  • additional cleaning of PCs and touch points.

We encourage you to:

  • wear face coverings inside the library
  • maintain a respectful distance between yourself, staff and other library users.

Do not visit the library if you’re self-isolating or have COVID-19 symptoms.

 

Library facilities

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

View the accessibility information for this venue

Accessibility information of venue

Our visual story (PDF 618Kb) Opening in a new window can help you find your way around the library if you have autism or learning disabilities.

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

Computers and internet

  • Computer costs:
    Library members – 1 hour 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

Room hire

Lecture Hall

  • 70 person capacity
  • Disabled access
  • 12 tables
  • Room size – 11m x 6m
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Flipchart chart
  • Tea urn available – refreshments not provided

 

Costs

  • 1 hour booking – £20
  • 4 hour booking – £70
  • All day – £130

Half price for charities and not for profit organisations.

10% Discount when you make a block of 10 bookings over a 4 month period.

The Pod Meeting Room

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  • 6 person capacity
  • Disabled access
  • 1 table
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Large interactive touchscreen
  • 1 PC

Costs

  • 1 hour booking - £15
  • 4 hour booking - £50
  • All day - £90

Half price for charities and not for profit organisations.

10% Discount when you make a block of 10 bookings over a 4 month period.

 

Café in the library

 

Cafe in the Library (220x220)

A new and exciting way for Watford Mencap to provide support and services to people with a learning disability and their families. The café helps trainees to learn and develop new skills.

Come for coffee and cake; or try our sandwiches or soup for your lunch.