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Library fees and charges

Lending charges

ItemChargeLoan period
BooksFree of charge3 weeks
Talking booksFree of charge3 weeks


Fax and room hire

Various rates apply. Please ask library staff. Find contact details for your library.

Reservation and request charges

You can reserve any item we stock and collect it at any library within St Helens Borough. You can also request any book that we do not stock. Search the library catalogue.

Type of requestChargeLoan period
Purchase suggestionFree of charge3 weeks
Inter-library loan (British Library)£5 (plus £5 per renewal)3 weeks (subject to recall)


Photocopies                                                    

Paper sizeBlack and white / colourPrice per copy
A4Black and white£0.10
A3Black and white£0.15
A4Colour£0.50
A3Colour£1.00


Computer and internet services

Computer and internet access is free. Printing costs are:

Paper sizeBlack and white / colourPrice per copy
A4Black and white£0.10
A4Colour£0.50


Replacement library cards

For adults aged over 18 there is a charge of £4 for a replacement library card.

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.

St Helens Archive Service charges

Various charges apply. Visit St Helens Archive Service for more information.