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**Selected St Helens libraries will reopen 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 will be possible, however, computer access, printing, photocopying, newspapers and magazines will be out of service for a temporary period.

St Helens Archives will also be open from Monday 27 July (bookings must be made in advance of your visit).**

Please see our current library opening times from Monday 27 July

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We have many opportunities for volunteers in St Helens Libraries and there's bound to be something that suits you. Roles include:

Digital Champions – help others to improve their basic computer skills, find out how to search for a book in our online catalogue or borrow an e-book. Also, Digital Champions are trained to assist people with their online claims for Universal Credit and other benefits. The training is free and is carried out by Helena Partnerships. Please contact Gillian Yates for more information.

IT Support Volunteers – support our customers with basic computer tuition and help them get online.

Local History and Archive Volunteers – assist library staff in the preservation and organisation of the archive collections.

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers – young volunteers are needed for our annual Summer Reading Challenge.

Schools Library Service Volunteers – help library staff in the organisation and delivery of the Schools Library Service to St Helens schools.

If you feel you have particular skills to offer St Helens Libraries as a volunteer, we would love to hear about them.

In order to deliver high-quality frontline services to library users, volunteers will undergo training and guidance and in return we are looking for a regular and reliable commitment from our volunteers.

We appreciate your interest in St Helens Libraries and if you would like any further information about volunteering, please contact the Library Volunteer Coordinator or complete the Expression of Interest Form.