Library facilities and fees

  • free Wi-Fi across all library venues
  • free internet access - use the internet at any library venue for up to 1 hour for free. There is a charge of £2.50 for any further hours
  • printing from the internet is charged 10p for black-and-white and 15p for colour per sheet
  • request service - you can request items from a Southend Library branch free of charge using our online catalogue, or request items from other libraries in the SELMS consortium for a charge of £3.00
  • meeting rooms are available to hire at The Forum, Kent Elms and Westcliff libraries. Contact for further information


  • black and white A4 copy: 10p
  • colour A4 copy: 80p
  • black and white A3 copy: 15p
  • colour A3 copy: £1.20

Further facilities available at The Forum

  • '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

For more information on facilities at the forum please visit The Forum website.

Contact a library

Telephone: 01702 215011

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