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Watford Library

Watford Central Library

Hempstead Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3EU

Map and directions

Christmas and New Year opening hours

Saturday 22 December: 9.30am - 4pm

Sunday 23 December: 1pm - 5pm

Monday 24 December: 9.30am - 5pm

Tuesday 25 December: Closed

Wednesday 26 December: Closed

Thursday 27 December: 9.30am - 7pm

Friday 28 December: 1pm - 6pm

Saturday 29 December: 9.30am - 4pm

Sunday 30 December: 1pm - 5pm

Monday 31 December: 9.30am - 5pm

Tuesday 1 January: Closed

Wednesday 2 January: 9.30am - 6pm

Watford Central Library is now CLOSED

We open again today at 9.30am

Renew a book

Opening hours
 Normal serviceSelf service
Monday: 9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 7pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 6pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 7pm
Friday: 1pm - 6pm 9.30am - 1pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

During self-service hours, only the ground floor is open. You can:

  • Borrow popular books, magazines and DVDs
  • Return or renew your items
  • Pay overdue charges
  • Use a computer or our free wi-fi

Library facilities

  • Public parking nearby (Disabled parking bays)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing induction loop
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Toilets (disabled access)
  • Lift to first floor

View the accessibility information for this venue.

Accessibility information of venue

Our visual story (PDF 618Kb) Opening in 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
  • Digital microfilm scanner - permit available to download on USB
  • Display space
  • Study space

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: 9.30am - 11.15am (Term time only)
    Saturdays: 10am - 12pm

Rooms to hire

Lecture Hall

  • 70 person capacity
  • Disabled access
  • 12 tables
  • Room size – 11m x 6m
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Flipchart chart
  • Tea urn and disposable cups – bring your own tea!

 

Costs

  • 1 hour booking – £20
  • 4 hour booking – £70
  • All day – £130

Half price for charities and not for profit organisations.

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

The Pod Meeting Room

Watford Creator Space_149_smaller

  • 6 person capacity
  • Disabled access
  • 1 table
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Large interactive touchscreen
  • 1 PC and 1 Mac

Costs

  • 1 hour booking - £15
  • 4 hour booking - £50
  • All day - £90

Half price for charities and not for profit organisations.

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

 

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 Watford Library's exhibition space:

Email: libraries.information@hertfordshire.gov.uk