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24 Hour Library Services Online

Use St.Helens Library Service round the clock, all you need is an internet connection and a library card.

eBooks, Comics and Magazines

St.Helens Library Service has an extensive collection of free eBooks, comics and magazines, which are available to read online and download to computer, smartphone or tablet.

St.Helens Library App

St.Helens Library App is now available on your Mobile or Tablet - access all our services from our app including:

  • Our catalogue to renew and request items
  • Information about our Cultural Hubs Arts in Libraries programme and other events
  • Information about our Adult & Community Learning courses.

Download it now for Apple or Android.

Online Dictionary and Reference Resources

The Oxford Reference Online offers a huge range of fully-indexed and cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Containing over 600,000 words, 3 million quotations and over 1000 years of English. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words from across the English-speaking world.

World Book Online is a homework resource and encyclopedia for children that can be accessed from within the library. To gain full full access to this resource you must follow the link from a St Helens Library computer or St. Helens Library WiFi access point.

NOTE: Library borrowers using a 9-digit library card number beginning with the number 2 are reminded to include the STH prefix when logging in to some of our information services from outside of St.Helens libraries. For example, card number 200098765 should be entered as STH200098765.