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Berkhamsted Library

Berkhamsted Library

185 High Street

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Berkhamsted Library is now OPEN

We close today at 5pm

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

Our self-service is called Open +. You need to register to use Open +. Ask a member of staff for more information.

During Open +, you can:
•borrow books, magazines and DVDs
•collect reservations
•return or renew items
•pay overdue charges
•read newspapers and magazines
•use study space
•use public computers and free wi-fi
•photocopy and print.

Self-service hours (Open+)

Open+ is self-service access to Berkhamsted Library when the building is unstaffed.

The service is available Monday to Saturday mornings, Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings, and all day on Thursdays. See opening hours above.

Customers have said:
•“It enables me to use the library at a time convenient to me.”
•“I desperately needed to scan and copy – being able to get in was great.”
•“Allows you to use the library during less busy times.”

To register as an Open+ user, drop in and see a member of staff.

Library facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

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
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • 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
  • IT Champions available:
    Mondays 10.00am-12.00pm

Room to hire 

  • 13 person capacity (13 chairs)
  • 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 - £20
  • 4 hour booking - £70
  • All day slot - £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.

Space for hire

Promote your business or an event. Our libraries are visited by thousands of customers every week.

Display an A5 Poster

£2.50 per week

Display an A4 poster

£5 per week

Display an A3 poster

£7.50 per week

Display a pop up banner in our exhibition area

£30 per week + VAT***

*** Half price for charities and not for profit organisations

Book a space at Berkhamsted Library:

Email: libraries.information@hertfordshire.gov.uk