Berkhamsted Library

Berkhamsted Library

185 High Street

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Berkhamsted Library is now OPEN

We close today at 5.30pm

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.


We're open again 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

  • Wheelchair access
  • 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

Our visual story (PDF 506Kb) 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

  • 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