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Resources and services in our libraries to support unpaid carers and links to sources of support.

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Accessing library services as a carer 

We know that time out of the house can be precious or difficult to arrange for carers so we have a couple of options to help you keep a steady supply of reading material. 

We offer a Click and Collect service whereby staff select titles of your preferred genre and have them ready for you to collect. 

If getting to the library is tricky because of your caring responsibilities, the Home Library Service can come to you, bringing a selection of titles to suit your needs.   

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Online services 

We also have a range of online services that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. 

Read eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and eNewspapers on your phone, tablet or computer 

Keep your mind active and see Nottingham in times past with our collection of online jigsaws, all images from our Local Studies collection 

Learn something new with our range of eReference tools – prepare for your driving test with Theory Test Pro, find out how to start your own business with COBRA or explore the Times Digital Archive for news from 1785 to 2019 plus access the Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Music. 

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Memory packs 

Our Memory Packs are designed to promote reminiscence and spark memories for those who live with dementia.  They include a range of resources on specific themes. 

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Information for carers 

Are you an unpaid carer? Nottingham Carers Hub provides a range of support and information for unpaid carers across the city, from opportunities to meet other carers to support with carers assessments and accessing respite.

For children and young people aged 5-17 who are caring for a family member, there is support available from Young Carers Notts.