Library Facilities and Fees

  • Free Wi-Fi - directions on how to access are available from the Welcome Desk
  • Free internet access - you can use the internet at The Forum for up to 1 hour for free. There is a charge of £1.80 for any further hours
  • Computers for public use
  • Printing from the internet is charged 10p for black-and-white and 15p for colour per sheet
  • Request service - you can request for items from other SELMS libraries for a charge of £3.00
  • Meeting rooms are available to hire at The Forum, Kent Elms and Westcliff libraries. Contact libraryroombookings@southend.gov.uk for further information

Overdue fines

Information about overdue fines and service fees can be found in our overdue fines and service fees pdf download.

Photocopying

  • BxW A4 copy: 10p
  • Colour A4 copy: 80p
  • BxW A3 copy: 15p
  • Colour A3 copy: £1.20

DVDs for Hire

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

Facilities at The Forum

Other Facilities

  • 'Forum Space' for art exhibitions
  • Foyer Hire for organisations, charity displays and consultations
  • 'Shared Space' for organisations, workshops and open days
  • 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

Page last updated: 15/05/2019