Home library service

Do you struggle to get into your local library because of health or access problems? Do you know someone that would enjoy a regular home visit? Our friendly staff deliver books, talking books, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles directly to your home.

Who is the home library service for?

Any Sheffield resident:

  • who is unable to get to their local library and has no-one to help them do so
  • who has no-one to visit the library for them
  • who may be able to get to the library but cannot carry the books they've chosen

We may also be able to offer the service on a temporary basis, for example whilst you are recovering from an operation.

Request a visit from the Home Library Service

If you are eligible, please contact us by telephone or email to arrange a visit.

A library to your door

We will talk to you about your reading interests and what you enjoy. Based on this, each month we will bring you a selection of carefully-chosen materials. These may include:

  •  hardback
  •  paperback
  •  large print
  •  books on CD 
  •  film on DVD
  •  music on CD 
  •  jigsaw puzzles

If you have a particular request from another library, you can ask the staff when they visit.

A library that’s always open

If you can’t wait until the next visit, you can use the eLibrary.  This online service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. You can read eBooks eMagazines or listen to eAudiobooks.

Contact Home Library Service

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