Join a library

Join a Knowsley library to borrow books, eBooks, eAudiobooks, DVDs, audiobooks and to use computers and the internet.

Knowsley libraries provide:

  • Extensive resources for researching local and family history.
  • Children’s libraries have a wide variety of items just for young people, as well as homework support and holiday and school activities.
  • Learning opportunities and courses.
  • Reading groups, author visits, talks and events and other opportunities to develop your interest in reading.
  • Regular activity and craft clubs, community drop-in sessions and many other activities to help promote an active, healthy lifestyle.
  • An online library to search and reserve items.
  • A home delivery service for those with mobility problems.
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities.
  • Knowsley has five libraries, located in Huyton, Halewood, Kirkby, Prescot and Stockbridge Village.

Benefits of being a member and how to join

Library members can:

  • Borrow up to ten books, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and audiobooks from any Knowsley library for up to three weeks
  • Reserve books that aren’t in stock
  • Return books to any Knowsley library

For more information about how to join, please visit the Join Your Library website.


  • Reservations are no longer charged, neither are requested items from other local authorities' libraries
  • Fines (for overdue books) are no longer charged.
  • Replacement library cards cost 75p for adults (£1.10 for further loss) and 40p for children (55p for further loss)

Lost items

If you lose a book or audiobook, you will be charged for the full price cost if it is up to two years old. If older than two years, a sliding scale charge will apply.

Other charges

Charges apply for printing and photocopying.

  • Black and white photocopying (A3/A4) costs 12p a sheet. 
  • Black and white printing (A4) costs 12p per sheet. 
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