Independent living > Library services

Libraries traditionally are buildings that accommodate fairly wide collections of books for loan, for little or no cost. Nowadays more elderly people including those who are housebound, physically disabled or blind or partially sighted can use library services. Library booked can be regularly delivered to and collected from a housebound older person. Books are available in large print, libraries have collections of written and oral materials such as audio cassette books or “talking” books or newspapers. Increasingly libraries now make available a very wide selection of electronic resources, and provide internet access on-site.

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Independent living > Library services services in England

Cambridgeshire (1)
Cambridge (1) East Cambridgeshire (1) Fenland (1) Huntingdonshire (1) South Cambridgeshire (1)

Derbyshire (2)
Amber Valley (1) Derby (1) Derbyshire Dales (1)

East Sussex (2)
Eastbourne (1) Hastings (2) Lewes (1) Rother (2) Wealden (1)

Gloucestershire (1)
Stroud (1)

Greater London (6)
Hillingdon (1) Kingston upon Thames (2) Newham (2) Westminster (1)

Greater Manchester (3)
Tameside (1) Trafford (2)

Hertfordshire (1)
Broxbourne (1) Dacorum (1) East Hertfordshire (1) Hertsmere (1) North Hertfordshire (1) St Albans (1) Stevenage (1) Three Rivers (1) Watford (1) Welwyn Hatfield (1)

Merseyside (4)
Liverpool (1) Sefton (1) St Helens (1) Wirral (1)

Northamptonshire (1)
Corby (1) Daventry (1) East Northamptonshire (1) Kettering (1) Northampton (1) South Northamptonshire (1) Wellingborough (1)

Somerset (1)
Mendip (1) Sedgemoor (1) South Somerset (1) Taunton Deane (1) West Somerset (1)

South Yorkshire (2)
Sheffield (2)

Staffordshire (1)
East Staffordshire (1) Staffordshire Moorlands (1)

Tyne and Wear (1)
Newcastle upon Tyne (1)

Warwickshire (1)
North Warwickshire (1) Nuneaton & Bedworth (1) Rugby (1) Stratford-on-Avon (1) Warwick (1)

West Midlands (2)
Coventry (1) Dudley (1)

West Sussex (1)
Adur (1) Arun (1) Chichester (1) Crawley (1) Horsham (1) Mid Sussex (1) Worthing (1)

West Yorkshire (1)
Leeds (1)

Worcestershire (1)
Bromsgrove (1) Malvern Hills (1) Redditch (1) Worcester (1) Wychavon (1) Wyre Forest (1)

Independent living > Library services services in Scotland

Independent living > Library services services in Wales

Independent living > Library services services in Northern Ireland