Hitchin Library

We will be closed for refurbishment from Wednesday 18 May.

We will re-open on Thursday 26 May. Your nearest alternative library is Letchworth.

Hitchin Library

Paynes Park

Map and directions


Visiting the library

We'll continue taking steps to keep staff and visitors safe in the library, including:

  • screens on enquiry desks
  • hand sanitiser stations.

We encourage you to:

  • wear face coverings inside the library (unless exempt).
  • maintain a respectful distance between yourself, staff and other library users.

Please don't visit the library if you have COVID-19 symptoms.


Library facilities

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Parking available (Disabled parking bays)
  • Letterbox for out-of-hours returns (dealt with the next open day)

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
    20p for A4 black and white
    40p for A3 black and white
    60p for A4 colour
    £1.20 for A3 colour
  • Study space

Computers and internet

  • Book a computer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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

Room hire


  • 20 person capacity
  • Disabled access
  • 4 tables
  • Room size - 6m x 3.7m
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea urn available – refreshments not provided.



  • 1 hour booking - £10
  • 4 hour booking - £35
  • All day - £65


10% Discounts when you make a block of 10 bookings over a 4 month period.