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Hitchin Library

Hitchin Library

Paynes Park
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1EW

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Christmas and New Year opening hours

Saturday 22 December: 10am - 5pm

Sunday 23 December: Closed

Monday 24 December: 1pm - 5pm

Tuesday 25 December: Closed

Wednesday 26 December: Closed

Thursday 27 December: 10am - 6pm

Friday 28 December: 10am - 6pm

Saturday 29 December: 10am - 5pm

Sunday 30 December: Closed

Monday 31 December: 1pm - 5pm

Tuesday 1 January: Closed

Wednesday 2 January: Closed

Hitchin Library is now CLOSED

We open again tomorrow at 10am

Renew a book

Opening hours
Monday: 1pm - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Library facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Hearing loop
  • Lift to first floor
  • Parking available (Disabled parking bays)

View the accessibility information for this venue.

Accessibility information of venue

Our visual story (PDF 915kb) Opeing 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
  • Fax service
    Sending : UK - 1st page £1.00, additional pages 50p. (Rest of the world - 1st page £2.00, additional pages 50p.)
    Receiving : 50p per fax for up to 5 pages, additional pages 10p.
  • Microfilm reader
  • Display space
  • Study space
  • Visitor Information Point

Computers and internet

  • Book a computer
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Scanner
  • Computer costs:
    Library members – 1 hour free, then 4p a minute
    Non library members – £2.00 for 30 minutes
  • Printing costs: (A4 only)
    20p – single page, black and white
    50p – single page, colour
  • IT Champion available:
    Mondays: 1pm - 3pm
    Thursdays: 2pm - 3pm

Space for hire

Promote your business or an event. Our libraries are visited by thousands of customers every week.

Display a pop up banner in our exhibition area

£40 per week + VAT***

 Hire a stall or pop up shop

 £30 per day***

 *** Half price for charities and not for profit organisations

Book Hitchin Library's exhibition space:

Email: libraries.information@hertfordshire.gov.uk