St Albans library will close and offer reduced service while undergoing revamp

PUBLISHED: 13:36 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:36 03 September 2018

Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris. Picture: DANNY LOO

©2018 Danny Loo Photography - all rights reserved

Services at St Albans Library will be cut back while the space is refurbished with better facilities and a new look.

Herts county council (HCC) are creating a brand new library with more room for reading, a book-able meeting room, better Wi-Fi, and a new creative space for users to learn a new skill or revisit a past one.

No-one will be able to access the books for a full week from September 10.

A reduced service will then run for 22 weeks until December, when there will be a second full closure, followed by another period of reduced access until the end of the works in early 2019.

HCC cabinet member for libraries, Terry Douris, said: “We appreciate users’ patience while this work is carried out. We are extremely proud of our libraries and St Albans Library is one of our most popular and well used. The work that we are carrying out will provide a wide range of services and facilities and I‘m sure that the improvements to the library will create an exciting flexible space for the benefit of all.”

More news stories


It’s said to be the most wonderful time of the year, but is it really for everyone?


Tickets have gone on sale for an annual Hertfordshire music festival at a special discounted price.


More than 100 children in St Albans will be homeless this Christmas, according to housing charity Shelter.


Court results published by the Herts Ad are taken from St Albans, Stevenage and Hatfield Magistrates Court and are published without prejudice.


I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

Digital Edition

Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards