Berkhamsted Library

Berkhamsted Library

185 High Street

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We will be closed from Monday 12 December to upgrade our self-service (Open+) and will re-open on Monday 19 December. To renew your items, please login to or call 0300 123 4049.

Berkhamsted Library is now OPEN

We close today at 4pm

Opening hours
 Normal serviceSelf service
Monday: 9.30am - 5.30pm 7am - 9.30am
5.30pm - 8pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 5pm 7am - 9.30am
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm 7am - 9.30am
Thursday: Closed 7am - 8pm
Friday: 9.30am - 5pm 7am - 9.30am
Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm 7am - 9.30am
Sunday: Closed

During Open+ opening hours, customers can:

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

Self service (Open+)

Open + offers self-service access to the library at set times when the building is unstaffed. This allows us to make the library available for longer than the current staffed opening hours.

Customers need to register at the library to use the Open+ service. Once you are signed up, 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 when it's unstaffed.

CCTV cameras are in place for your peace of mind and safety. Pre-recorded messages are played and the lights change to let you know when the library is closing.


Visiting the library

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

  • screens on enquiry desks
  • hand sanitiser stations.

We encourage you to:

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

Please don't visit the library if you have COVID-19 symptoms.


Library facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Letterbox for out-of-hours returns (dealt with the next open day)
  • Public toilets (disabled access)

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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
  • Study space

Computers and internet

  • Book a computer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Scanner
  • 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

Berkhamsted meeting room

  • 13 person capacity
  • Disabled access
  • 4 tables - can be made up as one large table
  • Room size - 3.5m x 2.5m
  • Free WiFi
  • PC compatible projector can be ordered on request


  • 1 hour booking - £10 - £20
  • 4 hour booking - £35 - £70
  • All day slot - £65 - £130

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