Home library service

We can deliver library items to you if you cannot visit a library due to illness, disability or your caring responsibilities.

After visiting you to discuss your tastes and needs, staff will select suitable material for you. A volunteer will deliver your books, DVDs or other items and collect ones you are finished with.

Apply for the home library service

Touch a New World Scheme

If you or someone you know needs help using the internet, we can help.

Our Touch a New World scheme offers you the chance to:

  • borrow an iPad for up to 8 weeks
  • have 8 x 1 hour weekly guided sessions with a dedicated volunteer

Your volunteer can cover topics such as how to search the internet, send and receive emails and photos, use the online library services and downloading eBooks.

Speak to your local library for more information. You need to be a home library service user to use the Touch a New World scheme.

Doris’s story

Doris, 95, received a flier about Touch a New World and thought she would have a go. After being shown how to set up and use emails, Doris found that this was what she enjoyed most.

“It is great keeping in touch with family and friends. I can’t get out much so I don’t feel so isolated. You can email photos – so lovely to keep in touch with my great grandchildren. Using emails is so quick and has given me my independence.

Now that I am 95 I can’t do what I did. I used to love travelling and with the iPad I can explore the world from my armchair. You can’t be bored with an iPad. I feel of value again. Try it."