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The home library service is for anyone who cannot visit a library and does not have anyone who can borrow and return items for them.

The service, run in partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service, is completely free and there are no overdue charges.

Our free delivery service offers:

  • books
  • large print books
  • audio books
  • jigsaws
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • reminiscence material for people with dementia and their carers

How it works

When you apply for the service, we’ll visit you to talk about your needs and find out what you like to read and listen to.

We can then choose books, audio books and other items for you. These will be delivered every 4 weeks by one of our friendly volunteers, who will also collect items you’ve finished with.

At each visit you can ask us to bring specific books that you want to read, though there may be a waiting list for the more popular titles.


The home library service is available if you cannot get to a library because of age or disability, or because you are caring for someone.

The service can also be used by those recovering from a long illness or hospital stay, as well as those who have a longer-term requirement.

Get in touch

If you would like to use our home library service, email the Royal Voluntary Service Home Library Manager at or call 01305 236 666.

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