Visit your local library to borrow the latest books, meet your friends, attend an event or use one of the many high-spec computers providing free internet access.
- Over 250 free-to-use Windows, iMac computers and graphic tablets
- Wi-Fi at all our sites
- DVD and CD loans
- Graphic novels
- Children’s areas
- Weekly Read and Rhyme Time for pre-school children
- Craft activities and events
- Author visits
- And much more!
Local History & Archives
Tel: 01744 676952
Fax: 01744 677216
Location: Click to view on map
From Tuesday 7th April the opening hours will fall in line with that of Central Library:
Library Opening Times
|Monday||10.00am – 7.00pm|
|Tuesday||10.00am – 7.00pm|
|Wednesday||10.00am – 7.00pm|
|Thursday||10.00am – 5.00pm|
|Friday||10.00am – 5.00pm|
|Saturday||10.00am – 4.00pm|
Want to learn more about the history of St Helens and understand about the types of houses, schools, workplaces and shops your ancestors knew?
The Local History and Archives Library holds the historic records of St.Helens Borough Council and some of its old constituent authorities (Billinge and Winstanley, Haydock, Newton-le-Willows and Rainford). It also holds good collections of local business archives, family estate papers and local history collections of books, pamphlets, local newspapers, maps and photographs.
All this material can be freely consulted by library members in the Search Room in Central Library, where staff are available to provide assistance.
Visit our Local History and Archives catalogue.
Adult & Community Learning
|Do you want to learn a new skill or gain a qualification?
Would you like to help your children with their homework, learn how to use a computer, master first aid techniques, or just improve your maths and English? Then contact St Helens Adult and Community Learning service. We provide community based learning opportunities for adults aged 19 years and older, within libraries, community and children’s centres, and schools.
We can provide that first step back on the learning path.
Home Delivery Service
St.Helens Library Services provides a Home Delivery Library Service to people in their own homes who cannot get to a public library due to age and/or illness.
If you require more information, please contact Mary Turvey, Community Library Officer on 01744 677077, email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively phone 01744 677898.
Schools Library Service
Schools Library Service
Park Road Centre
Tel: 01744 677806
Fax: 01744 677807
Supporting teaching, empowering learning and inspiring young readers.
- Fiction loans
- Class sets of popular titles
- Project loans – thousands of books covering every curriculum subject
- Artefact boxes, bringing subjects to life
- Class visits to all public libraries across St.Helens
- Author visits – recent visits include Julia Donaldson, Darren Shan and Bali Rai
- Pre and post-Ofsted advice and guidance particularly around wider reading
- Support for your Book Weeks with storytelling sessions either in school or in your nearest library
- And much more! Click here to view the full service package.