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Home Library Service

Unable to visit the library?

The Home Library Service (HLS) is free and delivers library books across Nottingham City to customers who are unable to get to their local library for reasons such as:

  • Disability
  • Limited mobility
  • Illness
  • Caring responsibilities
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How to access the HLS

The Home Library Service is now coordinated from six library hubs across the city. Please contact your nearest HLS library hub to find out more or alternatively email:  HLS@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Aspley Library

Bulwell Riverside Library

Clifton Library

St Ann’s Valley Library

Strelley Road Library

Wollaton Library

The service is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who really make a difference to our customers daily lives.

“During the COVID pandemic I felt lost without having library books and then a friend mentioned the Home Library Service. I did not hesitate to join and it’s great that the books of my choice are delivered to me in person. At present my sleeping pattern is upside down and I am often awake in the early hours, so instead of tossing and turning, now I open a book. A good book acts like a friend and I feel that I am not alone”

— Parminder

Facilities & services

  • Free for people with restricted mobility, and carers, who have no other way to use the library.
  • The Home Library Service can bring books, including large print and talking books to your door.
  • No overdue fees.
  • Free requests

A library that’s always available

If you can’t wait until your next delivery, with your library card you can download free eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers, and eAudio, on to your own device. Or discover our online events and book recommendations that are available 24/7

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Contact Us

Email: hls@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Tel: 0115 915 2806

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