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Home Library Service with Slough Libraries

If you, or someone you know, can't get to the library owing to age, disability or caring responsibilities, it is possible to continue to enjoy using Slough Libraries.

For example, a friend, neighbour or relative (with your agreement) can get a Friends and Family Library card to enable them to select and collect items from the library for you.

Alternatively, if this is not suitable, you can join our free Home Library Service enjoy a visit from Home Library volunteers.  Ask for more details at your local library or ask a friend or relative to contact us on your behalf. The link at the top of this page will take you to the Home Library Service page of the Slough Libraries website, where you can watch an informative video on this service.

The first step is a visit from a member of library staff; they will call for a chat to make sure you receive the sort of books you want to read or help you select your own books via the online library catalogue for your volunteer to deliver.

Whether you enjoy reading for pleasure, or are studying or pursuing an interest, volunteers act as your link with the library and call on you regularly (usually once a month), and can offer a friendly face and a chat too!

If you are interested in becoming a Home Library Service volunteer, please email us at library@slough.gov.uk for more information, or find out about Home Library Service volunteering on Slough Libraries website.

If you are studying or pursuing an interest, there are many online resources on the library website you might find useful; and if you enjoy reading for pleasure, you will get a head start looking for something new in the Reading section of the website

Who to contact

Name
Libraries and Culture, Slough
Telephone
01753 875533
Email
library@slough.gov.uk
Website
Slough Libraries website
Notes
If you want to discuss what the role entails, you may also find it useful to contact our branch libraries, as volunteering is co-ordinated at the nearest library to the person being visited. Contact numbers: Langley Library 01753 542153 Cippenham Library 01628 661745 Britwell Library 01753 522869

Where to go

Name
Slough Library Services
Address
Library @ The Curve
William Street
Slough
Berks
Postcode
SL1 1XY
Notes

Home Library volunteering takes place near all 4 of our  main libraries - Britwell, Cippenham, Langley and The Curve, and you may end up being based more at one of these rather than just at The Curve as volunteering is co-ordinated at the nearest library to the person being visited.

Other Details

Costs

Details
Free

Local Offer

Links
About volunteering with Home Library Service
About the Home Library Service

Extended Local Offer Response


Is your service accessible?
All our libraries have step free access, and there are two lifts available to access other floors at our main library in The Curve.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Slough Library Service is open to everyone who lives or works in Slough. The Home Library Service is particularly aimed at adults who struggle to leave home and would appreciate regular visits with books.
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
A visit is made by library staff who will discus the person's needs and interests.
Funding
Local Authority
Charges
No
Last Updated
06/09/2018

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations