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Fees and Charges

**Selected St Helens libraries reopened to the public on Monday 27 July as part of a phased return, with a number of measures in place to keep visitors and staff safe.

Returning and borrowing books and other items is possible; however, newspapers and magazines will be unavailable for a temporary period.

St Helens Archives is also open (bookings must be made in advance of your visit).**

Please see our current library opening times, as of Monday 27 July.

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Lending charges

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

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. You can also request any book we do not stock



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.