The service is for anyone who can’t visit a library and does not have anyone who can borrow and return items for them. This could be due to:
- limited mobility
- caring responsibilities
How it works
When you apply for the service, we'll contact you to talk about your needs, and find out what you like to read and listen to.
One of our home library assistants will then visit you once every 4 weeks. They will not come into your home, so please get items ready for return prior to the delivery date, and exchanges will always be at the door.
We deliver to people in their own home as well as those in care homes.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also be interested in the following services as an alternative to the Home Library Service.
Friends and family
If you have a family member, carer or friend who is willing to visit the library to choose and deliver items for you then we can offer you a 'friends and family' library card instead.
- Up to 24 items
- Free requests
- No charges on overdue books
- An 8 week loan period rather than the usual 3 weeks
eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines
If you have the internet at home you may prefer to use our 24 hour library where you can download free eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines from the comfort of your own home.
How to join
If you would like to receive the Home Library Service or know someone who does, please get in touch: