A new service means that you can use your St Helens library card to use any other library across the Liverpool City Region.


Library Light will launch on Monday, 8 July 2019 and means existing customers can access all libraries across the Liverpool City Region with their current library card.  Simply present your library card, provide you name, address and contact number and ‘Library Light’ will do the rest for you.


It comes after libraries across the Liverpool City Region, covering the local authority areas of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral, worked together to explore new ways to make it easier for customers of one library service to be able to use the other libraries too.


This will be helpful for people who live in one borough and work, study, or visit other neighbouring boroughs.

Library Light will let you:


  • Borrow up to six books from any neighbouring library services – you will need to return those books to the library authority you borrowed them from.
  • Reserve up to six books from any library in the Liverpool City Region by contacting them directly.
  • Access PCs and printers (charges may apply for printing).


Library Light is available for all ages. If you’re under 16, you’ll need to provide parental/guardian consent. Residents who are not currently library customers only need to join one library service to access Library Light.


Councillor Anthony Burns, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Leisure and Libraries, said: “Our libraries provide much more than just books that includes award-winning arts programme, heritage and family sessions. They are a great community asset and we are delighted to be extending the services we offer across the Liverpool City Region. Being able to visit and use any library with your existing library card will give everyone the chance to make the most of the diverse range of services available across the region.”


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