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Fees and Charges

Lending charges


Charge Loan Period


Free of charge 3 weeks

Talking Books

Free of charge 3 weeks

DVDs - Platinum Service


3 nights

DVDs - Gold Service


1 week

DVDs - Silver Service


1 week

Overdue charges

Item Charge Charging Period Maximum charge per item £5.00.
People aged under 18 or 60 and 
over are not charged for
overdue items.
Books £0.20 1 day
DVDs £0.50 1 day

Fax & 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 St Helens library when it becomes available.

Item Reservation Charge
Books £1.00
Talking Books £1.00
All other items Free of charge

You can request any book we do not stock. We may be able to buy it or borrow it from another library service. For items borrowed from other library services, the reservation charge is £5.00 with a £5.00 renewal fee for each further loan (restrictions may apply).


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 Local History and Archives for more information.