We have temporarily suspended all reading room appointments, following government advice.
Re-opening will be subject to government guidance. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.
Remote services still available
We continue to provide copying, research and other remote services, although it may take us longer than usual to complete requests. Our staff are working both remotely and with limited numbers, on site with access to our collections.
We also continue to provide advice to our customers either online or via email. Contact us at email@example.com or 0300 123 4049.
Our Reprographics team is still operating – do contact us for a quote to digitize your collection of documents or photographs.
You can search our collections and explore digital images and stories through:
Access to Ancestry has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Access is available through the Hertfordshire Libraries app and when you log in to the library service with your library membership details.
For further advice, book a remote individual family history surgery with one of our experts.
Our heritage shop is still open. We can supply our full range of books, maps, and conservation supplies by post.
Customers in the EU and overseas should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before ordering any goods or services.
Events and exhibitions
We are still offering a full and varied programme of virtual talks and activities.
We can also give a range of about different aspects of Hertfordshire’s past to your group.
We have moved our exhibition programme online. Recent additions include ‘Windrush and Beyond: An Exhibition for Black History Month’ and ‘LGBTQ+ History Month 2021’.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies can help you get creative, inspired by the stories and documents recorded in the archives.
During these unprecedented times, please help preserve Hertfordshire’s history and support the work of Hertfordshire Archives by making a donation.
We are grateful for all support.
- A gift of £5 could buy acid free materials to help preserve documents for the future
- £60 – £100 could pay for conservation repair to make fragile documents publicly available.
If you would like to gift or loan archival records to the archives, contact us at email@example.com.