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Hemel Hempstead Library

Hemel Hempstead Library

The Forum
Hemel Hempstead

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We are open for the collection of Ready Reads packs only. From 08 July our collecting times are:

Monday to Saturday, 10am-2pm.

Library facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Toilet (disabled access)
  • Public parking available nearby (Disabled parking bays)
  • Hearing loop
  • Baby changing facilities

View the accessibility information for this venue.

Accessibility information of venue

Our visual story (PDF 519Kb) 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 in black and white
    40p for A3 in black and white
    60p for A4 in colour (in CreatorSpace)
    £1.20 for A3 in colour (in CreatorSpace)
  • Microfilm reader
  • Display space
  • Study space

UK Visa Application (UKVA) Service

The service involves the collection of photos and fingerprints (biometric data) for online visa renewal applications.

Sending your data online at the library might be more convenient than travelling to regional visa centres.

Book a visa renewal appointment

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 Champion available:
    Mondays: 11am - 1pm
    Tuesdays: 12pm - 2pm
    Wednesdays: 11am - 1pm
    Thursdays: 11am - 1pm
    Fridays: 11am - 1pm
    Saturdays: 11am – 1pm

Exhibition space hire

Promote an event or small business in our exhibition area.  Our libraries are visited by thousands of customers every week.

We have room for a pop-up banner.

£40 per week plus VAT

(Half price for charities and not for profit organisations).


Book Hemel Hempstead Library's exhibition space:

Email: libraries.information@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Room for hire

Meeting room

Hemel Library meeting room for hire

  • 60 person capacity
  • Disabled access
  • Up to 9 tables and 60 chairs available
  • Free WiFi
  • Large interactive touchscreen
  • Flipchart stand
  • Zip tap with boiling water
  • Cups available as needed
  • Fridge (refreshments not provided)


  • 1 hour booking - £20
  • 4 hour booking - £70
  • All day - £130

Half price for charities and not for profit organisations.

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