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Hemel Hempstead Library

Hemel Hempstead Library

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Hemel Hempstead

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Hemel Hempstead Library is now OPEN

We close tonight at 6pm

Opening hours
 Normal serviceSelf service
Monday: 9am - 6pm  
Tuesday: 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 9am - 6pm  
Thursday: 9am - 7pm  
Friday: 9am - 6pm  
Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm  
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm  

During self-service hours, only part of the library is open. You can:

  • Borrow popular books and magazines
  • Return or renew your items
  • Pay overdue charges
  • Use our free wi-fi
Self-service hours
Tuesday: 9am - 12pm

Library facilities

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

View the DisabledGo access guide for this venue.


Services available

  • Photocopier - black and white only
    10p for A4
    20p for A3
  • Microfilm reader
  • Display space
  • 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 – £2.00 for 30 minutes
  • Printing costs:
    15p – single page, black and white
    50p – single page, colour
  • IT Champion available:
    Mondays: 1pm - 3pm
    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


CreatorSpace is a fantastic new concept where you can explore and create with new technologies 

Come and try out some of our new technology 

Free use of CreatorSpace until the end of March

Equipment for hire

The CreatorSpace and equipment are available to use during library opening hours by library members. 

  • 3D printer
  • iMacs and PCs – with audio and video editing software, and desktop publishing software, including LogicPro, Final Cut Pro, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop
  • Tablets – iPad, Samsung, and Android tablets
  • Chromebooks & Raspberry Pi kits – for coding
  • Digital sewing machine
  • Digital cutter –for craft work