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Local History and Archives

View our online Local History and Archive Catalogue.

Please note access to the St Helens Archive within the Gamble Institute continues to be available by appointment, please contact LHA@sthelens.gov.uk for more information.

Family History Research

Research your family history with the help of Ancestry Online and Find My Past. These resources are freely available from any St Helens Library Service computer.

Take a look at What's On in Libraries for a list of forthcoming events.

View our Local History and Archive Catalogue.

Celebrating St Helens 150

St Helens Local History and Archives will showcase various programmes funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund that celebrate the heritage of the borough of St Helens in 2018.

A new online resource, the St Helens Community Archive, will be launching at Eccleston Library in March 2018. Everyone is invited to define their local heritage for future generations by uploading photographs, stories and memories.

An Art installation created by Debbie Adele Cooper will culminate the St Helens Through The Lens project at Newton-le-Willows Library, inspired by portraits of the people of St Helens held in the archive.

Photocopier / Reader Printer                                                    

Paper size B&W / Colour Price per copy
A4 B&W £0.40
A3 B&W £0.70
A4 Colour £0.75
A3 Colour £1.40

Reprographic Charges

  • £1.00 per image to scan to a USB  
  • £2.00 per image by email or post.

A Photography Permit is also available which allows the use of your own personal technological device (subject to copyright and preservation considerations).

  • £3 per day
  • £10 per week

All prices given are inclusive of VAT.

Prices do not include postage and packaging.

Some documents are fragile and cannot be produced or may be subject to copyright.


There is a charge for any advanced research work undertaken of

  • £5.00 per quarter hour for the first hour
  • £15.00 for each subsequent hour or part thereof.

The above charges do not include post and packaging.