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Watford Library

Watford Central Library

Hempstead Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3EU

Map and directions

Social distancing measures will be in place at our libraries, including:

  • queue management
  • screens on enquiry desks
  • hand sanitiser stations
  • and quarantine areas for returned books.

Please remember to:

  • Limit the amount of time you spend in the library to 15 minutes
  • Bring your library card
  • Stay at home if you are self-isolating or have COVID-19 symptoms.


Read about our re-opening plans and check which services are available.

Watford Central Library is now CLOSED

We open again today at 10am

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Opening hours
Monday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Library facilities

  • Public parking nearby (Disabled parking bays)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing induction loop
  • Ground floor access only

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

Computers and internet

  • Computer costs:
    Library members – 1 hour free
  • Printing costs: (A4 only)
    20p – single page, black and white
    60p – single page, colour

Café in the library

Currently closed.

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.