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Hemel Hempstead Library

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Hemel Hempstead

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Opening hours

 Normal service Self service 


9am – 6pm



12pm – 6pm

9am – 12pm


9am – 6pm



9am – 7pm



9am – 6pm



9.30am – 4pm



12pm – 4pm


During  self service hours, you can:

  • borrow, return and renew books and other items
  • collect reserved items
  • use Wi-Fi
  • photocopy

Library facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Public parking available nearby (Disabled parking bays)
  • Hearing loop
  • Public toilets (disabled access)

View the accessibility information for this venue

Accessibility information of venue

If you want to discuss your accessibility requirements, please email

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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)
  • Study space


CreatorSpace is an area in the library where you can get creative.

Book a space, hire equipment or come along to a group. We've got:

  • 3D printer – £6 per hour
  • iMac – £3 per hour
  • PC – £3 per hour
  • Sewing machine – £3 per hour
  • Embroidery machine – £4 per hour
  • Digital cutter – £3 per hour.


A4 printing or photocopying

  • Black and white – 20p single sided, 40p double sided
  • Colour – 60p single sided.


A3 printing or photocopying    

  • Black and white – 40p single sided, 80p double sided    
  • Colour – £1.20 single sided.



  • £1 per A4 page
  • £2 per A3 page.


To book equipment or a space, email

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.
    Mondays 11am-1pm, 1pm-4pm
    Wednesdays – 11am-1pm, 1pm-2:30pm

Taster sessions for people new to computers or tablets.

Room hire

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 (bring your own tea/coffee/milk).



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

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