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 [email protected] for further information

Overdue fines

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


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

DVDs for Hire

  • feature films - £1.50 per week
  • non-fiction films - £1 per week
  • children's films - £1 per week

Other Facilities 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

Contact a Library

Telephone: 01702 215011

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