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Home Library Service with Slough Libraries

Service has Local Offer

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.  Call 01753 875533 for more details or ask and friend or relative to contact us on your behalf.

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 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 ideas section of the website.

You can also contact Slough Libraries with all your questions by phone, email or via the website library contact form, so it’s very easy to get hold of the information you need.

For volunteers:  more information for people interested in volunteering for the Home Library Service

Who to contact

Libraries and Culture, Slough
01753 875533
Slough Libraries website
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

Slough Library Services
Library @ The Curve
William Street

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.

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Local Offer

About the Home Library Service
Volunteering for 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.


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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