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Home Library Service

About

The Home Library Service is a free home delivery service for residents of the city who are unable to visit one of the Blacktown City Libraries in person, by reason of age, sickness or other incapacity.


How to apply

If you, or someone you know, are in need of this service, please contact the library on 02 9839 6687 to request a Home Library Service application package to be posted to you. The application package includes a form that will need to be signed by a doctor or a registered nurse.

Staff will conduct a telephone interview to introduce you to the service. Books and other library materials will be selected according to your preferences, and delivered to your home on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

Application forms

Please download and complete these forms:


Frequently Asked Questions

What can a Home Library Service member borrow?

Our Home Library Service members can borrow items from any of the library's lending collections including large print books, regular print books, audiovisual material (including audiobooks, CDs and DVDs) magazines, and items from the community languages collections.

How often will I get my library resources?

We can deliver your items on a 2 week or 4 week cycle. We will arrange this with you when you join the service.

Can a Home Library Service Client request a particular item?

Yes. To request a particular item in from the collection please contact the Home Library Service Team on 02 9839 6687 or reserve it online through the library catalogue.

When I go on holidays, or go to hospital, what do I do to stop the service for a short while?

Just keep us informed and we can stop and start the delivery program as you need it.

I am a diversional therapist at a nursing home in the Blacktown Local Government Area. Can I access this service too?

Yes. We can organise bulk loans for residents, or even assist in addressing the needs of individual residents. Please contact our Home Library Service Team on 02 9839 6687 to make an appointment. 

 

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