Newcastle Home Delivery Library Service

What does it do?

It is a home delivery library service. We visit once every 4 weeks to change your books.
We have a large collection of large print books and books on tape.
We offer a free request service. Just ask your library assistant when they call. 
We have community and welfare information in print and on tape.
We can lend specially designed reading lamps.
We have "Memory Boxes" made up of photographs, memorabilia and books to support reminiscence.

Who it is for?

We deliver to anyone living in Newcastle:
* Who is unable to visit their local library due to either permanent or temporary ill
* Who has caring responsibilities
* Who has a permanent disability

Where it is available?

Local service (Newcastle upon Tyne).

How to access or apply for it:

Contact the service on 0191 2774270, or email

Additional information:

There also is a mini-bus service run by volunteers which operates at Kenton, Gosforth, East End and High Heaton Libraries. The mini-bus will pick you up and take you to your local library where you can select items for loan. The mini-bus will then take you home. During the visit there is opportunity for a cup of tea, biscuit and a chat. As well as the driver there is always an escort on the mini-bus who assists with carrying books.

The following areas of Gosforth are covered:

The 1st Tuesday of the month covers Red House Farm and Kingston Park
The 3rd Wednesday of the month covers Ettrick Lodge and The Grove area
The 4th Wednesday of the month covers Brunton Park and north Gosforth
The 2nd Thursday of the month covers St Cuthbert’s care home
The mini-bus visits Kenton Library on the 1st Thursday of the month.

It covers all areas of North Kenton
Anyone who wishes to join the mini-bus service at Gosforth or Kenton  must contact Gosforth Library on 0191 2771811 or Ron French on 0191 2845256.
At East End and High Heaton Libraries the mini-bus visits are run by Social Services.


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