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Goldfields Libraries Home Library Service

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Goldfields Libraries now offer a home library service to individuals who are unable to visit the library in the Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shires. The service is run by trained volunteers who select library items that reflect the borrower’s preferences, or items the borrower has reserved themselves, and deliver them to their home on a monthly basis.

The Home Library Service offers regular deliveries of fiction, non-fiction, large print and talking books as well as DVDs and magazines.

The Home Library Service is for members of the community who have illnesses or disabilities which prevent them from accessing the library themselves. These conditions may be temporary, recurring or permanent ­ and include temporary deliveries after hospitalisation.

The service also extends to individuals who are able to visit the library but are not able to carry items home and individuals living in nursing homes, hostels, supported accommodation houses, hospitals or prisons. Full time carers and children in the care of any of the above mentioned groups are also eligible.

“It’s important that everyone in the community is offered equal access to library services. The Home Library Service provides often isolated individuals the opportunity to engage with our collection and with our volunteers,” said Gemma Rayner, Goldfields Library Corporation Coordinator Community Based Service.

If you would like more information on the Home Library Service, please contact Goldfields Libraries’ Community Based Services team via email or phone 5447 2790.