Library Service Message - March 31st

Gloucestershire Library services are currently operating under national restriction guidelines.  To see which services you can access from home please click here.  Libraries remain open to provide essential PC access to residents who cannot get online at home and we continue to offer request and collection services.    We look forward to extending our services from the 12th April when libraries will re-open for public browsing and computer access. To check your local library opening hours, and services on offer from the 12th, please check Library Locations and Opening Hours.

Home library service

We offer a home delivery service for customers who love reading or listening to audio books who are, for any reason, confined to their homes and who don't have anyone to visit the library for them.


Speak to your local library. Ask library staff to arrange a volunteer to visit you. Any information you give will be treated confidentially.

Library staff will contact you to make an appointment to visit you about the service. They will be carrying identity and will expect you to check it before you let them into your home.

The volunteer will ask you what sort of books you like which then helps when choosing items from the library for you.

 After that you should receive a service as soon as possible.


The volunteer will bring a selection of materials to your home and you can choose from them. You can choose from any of our books, audio books and for a small charge films and music. Visit the online library catalogue for our entire collection - all available to you to borrow.

If you would like a particular book or books on a subject you want to know more about, ask the volunteer. They will tell local library staff who will try to get the books you want. It helps if you can provide us with as much information about the book or subject as possible. These requests will be provided free of charge.


A wide range of books in large print can be provided, or you might prefer to listen to books on CD or digital books.


The volunteers usually visit once every four weeks, though in some cases the service is fortnightly. However, the day and time are usually arranged to suit you both.


We welcome volunteers to help deliver books to housebound people, find out more on our volunteering pages (DBS - Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly known as CRB is required for this role).




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