Libraries - core services

Home library service

The home library service is free and available to any person who has a disability which makes them housebound, so they are unable to get to a library, and live within the boundary of Coventry. If this is you, or someone you know, they could benefit from receiving a monthly collection of items from the library service. The items are picked from the shelves of a community library, based on your preferences, and delivered to your home on a monthly basis. The items can be books, including large print books, talking books and other information. You can also request any item free of charge and there is no limit (within reason) to the number of items borrowed or delivered once a month.

While we try to target the most needy, you do not have to be totally housebound in order to receive the service - for example, many people can get to a library by some means but cannot carry the books home.

Express an interest in the home library service

Amend your preferences

If you have received items in your last delivery that you were unhappy with, or want to change your preferences so that you receive different genres or authors, then you can contact us to amend your preferences.

Cancel the home library service

If you no longer want to receive the home library service, you can contact us to cancel the service. You can also contact us if you are a family member, friend or neighbour of a home library service client who has passed away.

Support organisations

  • Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind - (CRCB) is a registered charity that provides support, information, resources, training and social activities for people with a visual impairment in the Coventry area.
  • Reading Sight - Reading Sight will promote new ways of reading and point to places where you can get technical support to increase your confidence in these exciting developments.
  • Royal National Institute for the Blind - RNIB provides practical and emotional advice and support across England to people who are blind or partially sighted and their friends and family.
  • Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire - is an independent charity delivering a wide range of information, support and assistance services.

Central Library

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 024 7683 2314

Fax: 024 7622 0465

Central Library
Smithford Way
Coventry
CV1 1FY

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