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Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Register Office Block
County Hall
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EJ

Map and directions

We have re-opened with an appointment-only system and social distancing measures.

Book an appointment for Tuesday - Friday morning at hals.enquiries@hertfordshire.gov.uk at least 5 working days before you plan to visit. If you know what you’d like to see, please prioritise document requests in order of preference.

Archives re-opening - what you need to know

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

  • Book a computer
  • 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