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How to find us

Harpenden Library

27 High Street

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Opening hours

Normal service and self-service hours
DayNormal serviceSelf service


9am – 6pm

Not applicable


1pm – 6pm

9am – 1pm



9am – 6pm


9am – 7pm

Not applicable


1pm – 6pm

9am – 1pm


9am – 5pm

Not applicable




During  self service hours, you can:

  • borrow from our Express area
  • return and renew books and other items
  • collect reserved items
  • use computers and Wi-Fi
  • read newspapers and magazines
  • photocopy and print.


Library facilities

  • Public parking nearby (Disabled parking bays)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing induction 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

Services available

  • Photocopier
    20p for A4
    40p for A3
    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 available - They offer one-to-one support, problem-solving, and online safety advice.
    Monday 10am - 12pm
    Tuesday 2.30pm - 4pm
    Thursday 10am – 12pm
    Friday 2.30pm - 4pm

Taster sessions for people new to computers or tablets.

Room hire

Large meeting room

  • 12 person capacity
  • Disabled access via a lift
  • 2 tables
  • Room size – 3m x 7m
  • Free WiFi
  • PC compatible projector
  • Flipchart stand
  • Tea urn available – refreshments not provided.


Costs (large meeting room)

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


Small meeting room

  • 4 person capacity
  • Disabled access via a lift
  • 1 table
  • Room size – 3m x 3m
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea urn available – refreshments not provided.


Costs (small meeting room)

£7.50 to £20 per hour. Contact us for details




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From author talks to baby rhyme times, there are events for everyone at libraries in Hertfordshire.

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