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Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Register Office Block
County Hall
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EJ

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Saturday opening – we're open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, from 10am to 2pm.

On the first Tuesday of every month, we're open until 7.30pm by appointment only. Contact us by 9am on the previous Friday to book.

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies is now CLOSED

We open again on Tuesday at 9am

Renew a book

Opening hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 12.30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Library facilities

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

Services available

  • Photocopier - black and white only
    10p for A4
    20p for A3
  • Rooms and spaces for hire
  • Study space
  • Digital microfilm readers (charges: printing at 20p per black and white page, or £10 daily permit for digital downloads to USB)
  • Digitisation Service
  • Search Service
  • Talks, tours and workshops
  • Professional advice (see fees and charges)

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 – £2.00 for 30 minutes
  • Printing costs: (A4 only)
    20p – single page, black and white
    50p – single page, colour