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Fees and Charges

Lending charges

Item Charge Loan Period
Books Free of charge 3 weeks
Talking Books Free of charge 3 weeks

Fax and room hire

Various rates apply: please ask library staff.


Reservation and request charges

You can reserve any item we stock and collect it at any library within St Helens Borough. You can also request any book that we do not stock. Click here to search the library catalogue.



Paper size B&W / Colour Price per copy
A4 B&W £0.10
A3 B&W £0.15
A4 Colour £0.50
A3 Colour £1.00

Computer and internet services

Computer and internet access is free. Printing costs are:

Paper size B&W / Colour Price per copy
A4 B&W £0.10
A4 Colour £0.50

Replacement library cards

For adults aged over 18 there is a charge of £4.00 for a replacement library card.

Please note: you must show your library card every time you borrow, renew or reserve items. Items cannot be taken without your card, nor can we give you a temporary library card.

When renewing items over the telephone, you may be asked to give your name and library card number.

Local History and Archives charges

Various charges apply. Visit St Helens Archive Service for more information.