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Hemel Hempstead Library

Hemel Hempstead Library

The Forum
Marlowes
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 1DN

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Hemel Hempstead Library is now CLOSED

We open again tomorrow at 9am

Renew a book

Opening hours
 Normal serviceSelf service
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 6pm 9am - 12pm
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

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 - black and white only
    10p for A4
    20p for A3
  • 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

  • Visa renewals only - see other visa application services.
  • Appointment only - library staff can't book, cancel or amend appointments. All appointments are processed and pre-booked by a company called Sopra Steria, on behalf of the Home Office. More information on booking an appointment.
  • Get visa advice from the Home Office. Or call the UK Visas and Immigration contact centre on 0300 123 2241(Mon-Thurs, 9am - 4.45pm, Fri, 9am - 4.30pm).

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 (bring your own tea/coffee/milk)

Costs

  • 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.