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) Cheshire (1) Derbyshire (3) Devon (1) Dorset (1) East Sussex (3) Gloucestershire (1) Greater London (7) Greater Manchester (2) Hertfordshire (1) Merseyside (5) Norfolk (1) North Yorkshire (1) Northamptonshire (1) Nottinghamshire (1) Somerset (2) South Yorkshire (2) Staffordshire (1) Tyne and Wear (2) West Midlands (2) West Sussex (1) West Yorkshire (2) Wiltshire (1) Worcestershire (1)

Independent living > Library services services in Scotland

Aberdeenshire (1) Angus (1) Argyll & Bute (1) Dumfries & Galloway (1) Dundee (1) East Ayrshire (1) East Dunbartonshire (1) East Renfrewshire (1) Edinburgh (1) Eilean Siar / Western Isles (1) Falkirk (1) Fife (1) Highland (1) Inverclyde (1) Moray (1) North Ayrshire (1) Orkney Islands (1) Perth & Kinross (1) Renfrewshire (1) Shetland Islands (1) South Ayrshire (1) Stirling (1) West Dunbartonshire (1)