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 for further information

Overdue fines

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


  • 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