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Central Library to remain closed until further notice for building work

Article date - 26 April 2017

Following the completion of a maintenance survey, it has been established that building work will need to be undertaken at Central Library, which will therefore be closed for longer than anticipated. Specialist staff are currently working to establish exactly how long the Library will need to be closed for.
Central Library

Prior to the closure, all stock loaned out was issued with a return date of Tuesday 2 May 2017 to ensure items were not due back until the library reopened. As Central Library will now remain closed until the work is completed, all items still on loan will be renewed one more time until Wednesday 31 May 2017. Please note this does not apply to any items borrowed from other libraries in St Helens.

Customers may also use any library in St Helens throughout this period.

Customers can return items to the book return box in the foyer of the Gamble Building, available every day apart from Saturdays and Sundays. In addition items can be returned to any library in St Helens.

Renewals can also be done through St Helens Council website, the Library app, by emailing centrallibrary@sthelens.gov.uk or by phoning 01744 676989.

To avoid further inconvenience to library customers, nearby Peter Street Library (1.3 miles away) and Parr Library (1.7 miles away) will be open for longer on certain days– as will Haydock Library and Thatto Heath Library on a Saturday.


Extended opening hours are as follows:


Peter Street Library, Peter Street, WA10 2EQ. Tel: 01744 677896

Wednesday – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Parr Library, Fleet Lane, Parr, WA9 1SY. Tel: 01744 677580

Monday – 10:00am to 7:00pm

Friday – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Haydock Library, Church Road, WA11 0LY. Tel: 01744 677801

Saturday – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Thatto Heath Library, Thatto Heath Road, WA10 3QX. Tel: 01744 677842

Saturday – 10:00am to 4:00pm