Home Library Service

Are you unable to come to the library because of illness, disability or limited mobility? If so, the Home Library Service may be able to help you.

Full-time carers are also eligible for our service.

Library staff and volunteers select from a wide range of our materials in our collection, which can be delivered to your home.

Available items include:

  • Books, including large print
  • Magazines
  • Talking books
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Material in community languages
  • Assisted reading devices

Let us know what you would like to read and we can choose the right items for you. Ask staff about ebooks and other electronic resources and devices available to our members. Those with access to internet and an electronic device can use the online resources available.

Visits are made monthly on a specified delivery day by the Library Courier with a staff member's help. We also offer a ''volunteer visitor" program which matches you with a volunteer who will deliver to you on a regular basis.

All Home Library staff and volunteers are expected to have a current Working with Children Check and be cleared for a preliminary Police Check, and subsequently every two years. An annual flu shot is mandatory for staff and volunteers who visit a Home Library member's premises.

Membership is renewed every 12 months.

Who's eligible?

This service is available to residents of the Woollahra municipality. A medical certificate or statement signed by a doctor may be required to assess your eligibility. For those outside of the municipality please contact your local library.

Library staff interview all applicants to assess eligibility and determine which service will suit their needs.

How to register

Step 2.Phone Interview

Library staff will arrange a phone interview to confirm your eligibility and determine your reading preferences.

For more information, please read our Home Library Service Policy(PDF, 655KB) or email homelibraryservice@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7100.


Find out more about the home library service, hear from our volunteers and satisfied home library service members in the video below.