Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Register Office Block
County Hall
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EJ

Map and directions

 

Archive reading roomFor original documents including County Council, parish church, family, estate and business records.
 

Local studies libraryFor printed and published materials. For example books, pamphlets, periodicals, directories, maps, photographs and sources on microfilm such as parish registers, newspapers and wills.

 

If you're not sure what room you need, email hals.enquiries@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

 

Archive reading room

Book an appointment at the archive reading room

Opening hours

Archive reading room opening hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9am – 12.30pm     1.30 – 5pm

First Tuesday evening of the month 5 -7:30pm (Appointment only)

Wednesday

9am – 12.30pm     1.30 – 5pm

Thursday

9am – 12.30pm     1.30 – 5pm

Friday

9am – 12.30pm

Saturday

10am – 2pm

First and Third Saturday of the month (Appointment only)

Sunday

Closed

 

Local studies library

Advance bookings only on Tuesday evenings and Saturdays.

Opening hours

Local studies opening hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9am – 12.30pm     1.30 – 5pm

First Tuesday evening of the month 5 -7:30pm (Appointment only)

Wednesday

9am – 12.30pm     1.30 – 5pm

Thursday

9am – 12.30pm     1.30 – 5pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

10am – 2pm

First and Third Saturday of the month (Appointment only)

Sunday

Closed

 

Library facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited parking available - Alternative parking in town
  • Disabled parking
  • Toilets (disabled access)
  • Hearing loop and magnifying equipment
  • Vending machines - hot and cold drinks and snacks. Customers
    are also welcome to bring their own flask and refreshments to eat in our foyer area 
  • Heritage Shop

Services available

See our full range of servicesSearch our catalogue, shop online, order documents or book workshops.

Computers and internet

  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • A4 Scanner
  • Computer costs:
    No charge to use computers for archives or local and family history. Other charges apply for general computer use.
    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

Rooms and spaces for hire