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Using the Archive Service

Fees and charges

There is no charge to visit the archives and view archive documents.

Charges apply for research services, reproduction, digitisation services, and use of your own camera / device.

Please see below for full list of fees and charges.

Digitisation and Reproduction

Research use

£7.00 minimum (£5.00 admin charge, £2.00 per image)

Commercial use (small publications and regional media)

£15.00 minimum (£10.00 admin charge, £5.00 per image)

Commercial use (commercial publications and exhibitions)

£30.00 minimum (£10.00 admin charge, £20.00 per image)

Commercial use (broadcast and film)

£100.00 per image, inclusive of admin charge

Image credit must always be displayed for St Helens Archive Service.


Use of own device

Photography permit (for research or private study)

£3.00 per day

£10.00 per week


Research

Research work (per enquiry) carried out by staff on your behalf (Research Policy will be provided)

First 30 minutes is free, then £25 per hour.


Other

Private Right to Buy enquiries

£25

 

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or card. Card payments can be made over the phone. Cheques should be made payable to: 'St Helens Council'.

It may not always be possible to provide an accurate quote for the price of research work in advance.  The first hour should be paid for in advance and will advise you if the price is likely to increase. Research information / copies will only be sent once payment has been received. Please note that there will still be a charge if no information is found.