Find out about the home library service

This service is free to all people who are unable to get to a library and who have no one who can visit on their behalf.

The service can be used by those recovering from a long illness or from a hospital stay, as well those who have a longer term requirement. Books, audio books or budget videos are selected by staff on behalf of our customers and delivered to your door. Visits are on a three-weekly basis.

Housebound ticket

If you are unable to visit a library but have someone willing to visit on your behalf, you could take advantage of our 'Housebound ticket'. This allows you to borrow up to 16 items at a time and no fines are charged should the items become overdue. Requests are free however, hire charges do apply to ‘premium’ videos.

Further information

Swindon Home Library Service is run by the Royal Voluntary Service in partnership with Swindon Libraries, using volunteers from your local community. They choose materials which meet your specific reading preferences and they will bring them to you in your home.

If you would like to make use of this service or help as a volunteer, please contact:

Home Library Co-ordinator
West Swindon Library
Link Centre
Whitehill Way
Swindon
SN5 7DL

E-mail: home.library@swindon.gov.uk
Tel: 07436 534742

Last updated: 18 April 2016. Was this information helpful?

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