Peter Street and Garswood libraries to reopen

Peter Street and Garswood libraries will reopen for a full book-borrowing service from Monday, July 19 when more coronavirus restrictions are lifted across the country.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 9:46 am
Peter Street library

Due to its small size preventing social distancing, Peter Street has remained closed since March 2020 – while Garwood reopened earlier this month for a click and collect service and essential IT use.

The move means all libraries in St Helens borough are back to offering a normal service – except for Billinge Library which will remain closed until further notice for health and safety reasons because of a damaged roof.

Paper copies of an ongoing libraries consultation will also be available for collection at both libraries.

Councillor Anthony Burns, St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Culture and Heritage, said: “We know how much our libraries mean to the people that visit them, so it’s great to be back offering our services, whether it’s full book borrowing, computer use, or click and collect which has been really well received since it was introduced.

“I’d like to once again thank our loyal library visitors for their cooperation and understanding during what has been a difficult year – and take the opportunity to encourage people to take part in our consultation to help shape the future of our fantastic library service.”

Garswood Library and Peter Street Library will be open Mondays 10am-2pm and Fridays 1pm-5pm.

Digital content including e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and e-comics are available to access 24/7 using a library card by visiting

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