Newham Home Reader Service

What does it do?

This is a special home delivery service. All library materials can be borrowed by home readers, including:
a wide range of books in standard and large print
books in many community languages
talking books on CD or cassette
videos and DVDs
music CDs
jigsaw puzzles
reminiscence materials
journals, magazines and community papers
reading aids such as magnifiers and book rests.
You can borrow up to 25 items

Who it is for?

Residents of the borough who are unable or have difficulty visiting a static library due to age, illness or disability.

Where it is available?

Local service (Newham).

What it costs:

The service is free

How to access or apply for it:

If you think you may benefit from the Home Reader Service you can:
* ask for more details at your local library
* get a neighbour, friend or relative to ask at the library for you
* ring up your local library or call the Outreach Team on 020 8586 6541.

What to expect then:

Once you have contacted us, a member of the library staff will speak with you about how our service can best benefit you, offering support items and finding out about your reading tastes. We will then organise a mutually agreeable time and date when we will visit, and deliver new items to you on a three weekly basis.

Additional information:

We also offer optional extra services such as a 'book buddys' who are always happy to chat about your favourite books, music and films and will always try to bring you the things you like best. We also offer a free fortnightly minibus service if you wish to visit one of our libraries to choose your own books or attend an event.

We will also try to provide you with any information you may need - about the council, the local area, welfare rights, transport, and what's on…you only have to ask.


Info last updated:

Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QU