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.
High quality digitisation (Scans of photographs, negatives, or other record types - not including printing fees)
£5 handling fee per order plus
£2 per digitisation
£15 per digitisation
A4 black and white print / copy (plus cost of scan if required)
A4 colour print / copy (plus cost of scan if required)
A3 black and white print / copy (plus cost of scan if required)
A3 colour print / copy (plus cost of scan if required)
Photography permit (research or private study)
£3 per day
£10 per week
Research work carried out by staff on your behalf
First 30 minutes is free, then £20 per hour
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'.
Charges for postal, email or telephone orders may be calculated to include a cost for the time taken for us to locate and copy material (charged as research fee).
It may not always be possible to provide an accurate quote for the price of research work in advance. We will let you know an estimate and advise you if the price is likely to increase. Research information/copies will only be sent once payment has been received.
Updated September 2021