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What services can my local library offer?

St Helens has libraries throughout the borough and they offer much more than standard loans of books, CDs and DVDs. For example they can offer free access to computers and the internet, skills courses (e.g. computers for absolute beginners), reading groups and facilities for children and teenagers.

For those unable to access their local library there is also a free home delivery library service. A first referral visit will be carried out at your home to gain an idea of your reading tastes, and then you will be visited every four weeks by a member of the Community Services Team with a selection geared to your choice – click here or contact 01744 677 898 for further information.

Joining a library is free – all you need to do is pop down to one of the libraries with two forms of ID and complete a short form. An online list of all libraries in St Helens (including opening times, locations and services) can be found here.