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Borrow books, find out about local services, study, work or attend an event or activity - there's something for all ages and interests at Royston Library.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • reading helps you unwind and connect to the wider world and libraries have a wealth of physical and digital resources to help you read for pleasure, learning and research;
  • friendly staff can help you navigate and access good quality health information, and signpost you to further resources and services;
  • libraries connect you to your community through events, activities and volunteering opportunities.

What to expect

Anyone can spend time in a public library, but to borrow books and a wide range of other items from Royston Library, you have to be a member of Hertfordshire Libraries. Joining is free, easy to do and can be done online or in person at the library. You don’t need to be a resident of Hertfordshire to get a library card. Find out more here.

Royston Library offers free wifi and access to computers – if you are a member, you can book a computer here. For a small charge you can print and photocopy too.

Royston Library Health & Wellbeing support:

Reading Well: Books on Prescription self-help books recommended by health professionals to help:

  • people improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing;
  • people with dementia, their families and carers;
  • young people and children improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing;
  • people with long term conditions, their families and carers.

Reminiscence collection: a specialist collection of books, activities and materials supporting people with dementia and their carers.

Tuesday Chatter: drop in for a chat, make friends and listen to talks about a wide range of topics. Free tea and biscuits. Held on the last Tuesday of every month, 2.00-3.30pm.

Slipper Swaps: help prevent trips and falls by swapping your old slippers for new ones completely free of charge. Contact the Library for details of the next Slipper Swap event or visit here.

Family activities: from LEGO Club, Saturday Stories, Baby Rhyme Time, Toddler Tales and fun things to do during school holidays. For details, dates and times, contact the Library or visit Royston Library’s Facebook page.

Volunteering: there are lots of ways you can help Hertfordshire Libraries – volunteering is a good way to connect with others, learn new skills and grow in confidence. Find out more here.

Home Library Service: delivering books and recordings free of charge to library members unable to reach their local library, including those with long-term health conditions and their carers.

Adult Reading Support: Reading Ahead is a scheme designed for people who find reading difficult. It will build your reading confidence and motivation, and there are specially selected collections of reading material you can access too.

More information

To find out about opening times, facilities and services visit the website.

How to contact

Where to go

Royston Library
Market Hill

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