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Watford Central Library

Catalogue and renewals (you will need your PIN to renew)

Watford Library

Hempstead Road
WD17 3EU

Map and directions

Opening hours

The first floor will be closed on Thursday 26 November from 09.30 until 15.30 for maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Check here for bank holiday opening times

Monday09.30 - 18.00
Tuesday09.30 - 19.00
Wednesday09.30 - 18.00
Thursday09.30 - 19.00
Friday09.30 - 13.00 Library Express
 13.00 - 18.00
Saturday09.30 - 16.00
Sunday13.00 - 17.00

Café facilities, run by Watford Day Centre, are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10.00 - 14.45. A hot drinks vending machine is available on other days of the week.

Library Express

During Library Express opening times, a small area at the front of the library will be open with access to popular titles as well as CDs and DVDs. Library Express means that you can:

Use the self-service kiosks to:

  • Issue and return books, magazines for loan, DVDs and CDs
  • Pay overdue charges
  • Renew items
  • Check the items that you have on loan

Borrow popular items of stock and collect reserved books

Please note that printing and scanning are not available during Library Express.

Use the photocopier

The full range of library services including enquiries and faxing, is only available during normal library opening times.

Contact us

Email us

Phone: 0300 123 4049 (Minicom 0300 123 4041)

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

Access for people with disabilities

  • wheelchair access
  • lift to first floor
  • accessible toilets
  • hearing induction loop
  • electronic magnifier

Computer and free Wi-Fi facilities

Services and facilities