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Hertfordshire County Council

Berkhamsted Library

185 High Street

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Opening hours

 Normal service Self service


9.30am – 5.30pm

7am - 9.30am

5.30pm - 8.00pm


9.30am – 5pm

7am - 9.30am


9.30am – 5pm

7am - 9.30am



7am - 8pm


9.30am – 5pm

7am - 9.30am

5pm - 8.00pm


9.30am – 4pm

7am – 9.30am




Open+ self service offers access to the library at set times when the building is unstaffed.

During Open+ self service hours, you can:

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

You need to sign up at the library to use the Open+ service. When you are registered as an Open+ user, 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.


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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Accessibility information of venue

If you want to discuss your accessibility requirements, please email

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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 or use a printer at the library
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hublet tablets
  • Scanner
  • Computer costs:
    Library members – 2 hours 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 Champion 
    Tuesdays 11am to 1pm,
    Wednesday 10am – 12pm, 
    Friday 2pm – 4pm. 

Taster sessions for people new to computers or tablets.

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


£10 to £30 per hour. Contact us for details



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