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Hitchin Library

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Paynes Park
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1EW

Telephone
For all enquiries, including renewals, please call 0300 123 4049.

  • Select option 1 for renewals (03.00 - 23.45 every day)
  • Select option 2 for all other enquiries (Mon-Fri 08.00 - 20.00, Sat 09.00 - 16.00)

Our Minicom number is 0300 123 4041 (Mon-Fri 08.00 - 20.00, Sat 09.00 - 16.00).

Opening Hours

Check here for Bank Holiday opening times.

Monday: 14.00 - 19.00
Tuesday: 09.00 - 19.00
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 09.00 - 19.00
Friday: 14.00 - 19.00
Saturday: 09.00 - 16.00
Sunday: Closed



Access for people with disabilities

  • Disabled parking nearby
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing induction loop
  • Accessible computer facilities
  • Supernova software for screen-reading and magnification
  • Electronic magnifier
  • Lift to first floor


Computer Suite providing:

  • Internet and web-based e-mail
  • Windows XP
  • Office 2010: Word, Excel,Powerpoint, Access and Publisher
  • Media players and image manipulation software
  • Executive Panjabi - Panjabi word processing software
  • Digital scanner
  • Colour A4 printer


A Free Wi-Fi service is also available in the library for users with their own Wi-Fi enabled device.

Services and facilities

  • Visitor Information Point
  • Toddler Tales
  • Baby Rhyme Time
  • Electronic magnifier
  • Photocopier - black and white only
  • Fax service
  • Microfiche/microfilm reader/printer
  • Display space
  • Study space
  • Home Library Service
  • Current Electoral Roll - North Herts District Roll held, edited version only