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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

Please get in touch to tell us about your needs and what you like to read. We will then arrange deliveries for you approximately every 4 weeks. Email us hls@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or ring Aspley Library on 0115 9152806.

The service is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who have continued to operate throughout the COVID pandemic. Our HLS volunteers really make a difference to our customers daily lives.

We have two roles for the HLS — either volunteering as a driver to deliver books or as a library-based volunteer helping to sort, store and re-shelve books that are returned. If you would like to support this valuable service, we will be recruiting in the autumn, please visit our volunteering page.

“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

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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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