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The Home Library Service

Who is the service for ?

The Home Library Service is for people who are residents of Dudley Borough, who are confined to their own home and who do not have anyone to go to the local library for them.  We also provide a service to people in residential homes and day centres.  If this sounds like you, read on...

How do I get the service to visit me ?

You can telephone the Home Library Service on: 01384 812870, leave a message and a member of staff will contact you.

Contact your local library and they will pass a message to the Home Library Service.

Then what happens?

A member of staff will visit you.

Important: Check the Library Assistant's identification before letting them in.

The assistant will talk to you about the books and music that you like. They will tell you about the Home Library Service and will also ask for some more information about you. They will also tell you when you can expect your first visit.

What is available?

You can borrow books (standard, large print or spoken on cassette) and music CDs.  Items will be chosen by the staff to reflect your tastes and you may request particular titles & subjects. A range of community information leaflets is also available.

How often do you call?

We will visit you every four weeks and we will leave you with enough items to last you for that period.

What will it cost?

Nothing ! - The service is completely free of charge to its users.