Home library services

Do you love reading, but are unable to visit the library to borrow books?

Maybe health reasons or a disability mean you spend a lot of your time at home?

Southampton City libraries offer free home delivery services direct to your door.

Choose the service that suits you!

How do they work?

  • Our friendly, fully trained staff will give you a special library card and contact you regularly about the type of books you like to read

  • Choose from 1000s of titles, including spoken word CDs and books with larger print. We are happy to help you choose books and make recommendations

  • Books will be delivered to your home, sheltered housing or residential home address and collected when you are finished with them

Deliveries made by courier

  • Books will be delivered to your door by courier using an environmentally friendly electric cargo bike

For more information, please contact Allison Kirby or Joe Lydeard

Email: home.delivery@southampton.gov.uk

Tel: 023 8083 3007 or 023 8091 5605

Deliveries made by volunteers

  • We will pair you with a volunteer who lives in your area. After introductions, the volunteer will visit you monthly to collect and deliver your books

For more information please contact Joe Lydeard.

Email: home.library.service@southampton.gov.uk

Tel: 023 8091 5605