Home Library Service Blog

Can’t get to the library due to ill-health, disability or caring responsibilities?
Then let the library come to you – free of charge.

Wherever you live in Hampshire you can have your library materials delivered to your home on a regular basis.

Home Library Service
We offer books in standard and large print and also have a wide range of audio books in different formats. If you would like to borrow a particular title from Hampshire’s stock, we can get it for you.

How do I receive the service?
We deliver the service through our team of specially recruited volunteers. We will match you with someone and make them aware of what you like to read and then they will visit you and exchange the items you have borrowed at least once every 4 weeks.

Good Neighbour Scheme
If you have a friend, neighbour or relative who would be willing to visit the library for you, we can make things easier by registering them as a good neighbour. Your local library staff will be happy to explain the advantages of this arrangement.

Volunteer to help
If you know family or friends in the local area that would benefit and have transport available, then please see our volunteering opportunities. Our staff will be very glad to help you with your application.

The Library online
If you find it hard to get to the library but have access to the internet and / or an e-reader, as a library member our website enables you to:
Renew online
Reserve a book online
Read the Inside Libraries blogs
Sign up for our monthly newsletter
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks
Download eMagazines and eComics
Download eNewspapers and eMagazines
Download reference materials via our Digital Library for example: – Library Press Display – a great way to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and current affairs.

For an online form see the  Hampshire Home Library Service website. For more e-resources and all other online services within the Hampshire Libraries see our homepage.

Contact details:

Telephone 0300 555 1387
Textphone 0300 555 1390
e-mail: library@hants.gov.uk

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