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Home Reader service

This is a personal, friendly and free library service delivered to individuals in their own home.

COVID-19: Council libraries

All four Council libraries are now open for collecting pre-ordered books, using a computer, browsing books and study spaces.

You must book an appointment before visiting.

Visiting a Council library

It is available to those who are unable to visit the library in person for any reason.

Benefits of the Home Reader service:

  • We visit over 400 people in their own home
  • We supply books to residential homes, sheltered housing and nursing homes
  • We have a wide selection of large print and ordinary print books
  • We also have books on tape and CD available free to our users

If you are unable to get to the library for yourself, or to carry books through disability, sickness or old age, contact Maureen Cairns on 0191 424 7870 or email Full time carers can also use this service.

Maureen is happy to visit all new members in their homes. This visit is an opportunity for us to get to know you and it gives us the information we need to be able to select the right books for you. A member of staff or a volunteer will call each month to change your books.

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