Last updated:

8th May 2024

Home library services

Services for people who can't get to a library

We provide a free home delivery service for books including large print and audio books.

A trained member of staff or volunteer will deliver items to match your reading tastes every 3 weeks at an agreed time.

This service is for any resident who can't visit their local library because of ill health, disability or because they are caring for someone.

How to apply

Print and complete a Home Library Service application form (PDF document) and send to the address on the form.

Application forms are also available in all our libraries.

Services for memory loss and dementia groups

We provide 'forget me not' collections containing items from social history from the 1940s to the 1970s. Handling the items and discussing them can help trigger memories and spark discussions. Forget me not boxes are available to borrow with a yearly subscription of £38.30. 

The themes of the forget me not boxes are:

  • Celebrations
  • His and Hers
  • War Time
  • Kitchen (One and Two)
  • School Days
  • Time for Tea
  • Toys (One and Two)
  • Beauty
  • Bathroom
  • Holidays
  • The Dressing Table
  • Royalty (One, Two and Three)
  • Transport
  • Going to Bed
  • Going Out
  • Everyday
  • Christmas (One and Two)
  • Entertainment
  • Hobbies
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • Going Shopping
  • Wash Day
  • World War One - Home Front
  • World War One - On the Frontline
  • Health and Beauty

We also have a reminiscence collection consisting of:

  • Memory joggers
  • DVDs
  • Specialised puzzles and quizzes

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