Located on Paynes Park on the edge of Hitchin's historic town centre, Hitchin Library contains a host of resources and the people to help you locate the entertainment and education you need, local information and international resources. Hitchin Library offers a wide variety of services, including classic, modern and international fiction to borrow, alongside films on DVD and music CDs as well as access to information services on the local area as well as any number of global topics of interest.
Great books – great information – and so much more
Situated on the edge of Hitchin’s historic town centre, close to local shops and cafes, Hitchin Library provides the local community with a vast array of real and virtual resources. With free access for all the town’s residents, it’s easy to join (in person or online) and free to borrow books.
The children’s library remains a popular attraction, with storytime activities and an annual reading challenge as part of a national scheme to encourage reading through the summer. Each year, more than 500 children take part in the challenge, helping them to continue developing their reading skills while on holiday from school.
Services available online via www.hertsdirect.org.uk/libraries include booking PCs, access to library catalogues, renewals and reservations, ebooks and audiobooks and the online reference library. It’s easy to maintain your account online, including extending loans if the book isn’t needed elsewhere.
The core business remains a huge selection of books – fiction and non-fiction – available to take away on loan, either in the building or on order from further around the county and wider, where necessary. There’s a huge selection of reference books to use in the library, on subjects as diverse as hobbies, lifelong learning,
It’s more than books! Other services available (for some there is a charge, although concessions apply) include:
A bank of 14 PCs with internet access
Computer taster courses and longer beginner’s computer courses
Unrivalled local history material for research and family history searches
One surprisingly little know fact is that there is more to the library than what can been seen on its shelves. Membership also gives you access to a growing collection of ebooks and audio books than can...