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Watford Library

Watford Central Library

Hempstead Road
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3EU

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Watford Central Library is now CLOSED

We open again tomorrow at 9.30am

Renew a book

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

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

UK Visa Application (UKVA) Service

The service involves the collection of photos and fingerprints (biometric data) for online visa renewal applications.

Sending your data online at the library might be more convenient than travelling to regional visa centres.

Book a visa renewal appointment

Computers and internet

  • 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
  • IT Champion Available:
    Mondays: 9.30am – 11.30am (term time)
    Tuesdays: 11am-1pm
    Wednesdays: 11am–1pm
    Thursdays: 9.30am – 11.30am (term time) and 1pm – 3pm
    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

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