Library Facilities and Fees

Facilities at The Forum

  • Free Wi-Fi – directions on how to access are available from Reception.
  • Free internet access - you can use the internet at The Forum for up to 1 hour for free. There is a charge of £1.50 for any further hours.
  • Over 90 computers for public use, which includes 6 quick use i-desks on the ground floor as well as 4 library catalogue PCs.
  • Printing from the internet is charged 10p for B&W and 15p for colour per sheet.


Black & White:

  • A4 - 10p
  • A3 - 20p


  • A4 - 80p
  • A3 - £1.20

DVDs for Hire

  • Feature Films - £2.50 per week
  • Non-fiction Films - £2 per week
  • Children's Films - £2 per week

Other Facilities

  • 'Forum Space' - for art exhibitions
  • Foyer Hire - for organisations, charity displays and consultations
  • 'Shared Space' - for organisations, workshops and open days.
  • Request service - you can request for items from other libraries within Essex (or outside Essex if not available) for a charge of £3.00.
  • Large selection of retail items that are available on the 1st floor.
  • Disabled toilets on the ground and 1st floor. 
  • Baby changing facilities.
  • Meeting Rooms for hire.
  • Service Fees

Fees correct as from 1st April 2017.

Page last updated: 15/01/2018