Home Library Service
Our Home Library Service delivers library items to any Boroondara resident who has difficulty visiting our libraries due to age, frailty or disability.
You can borrow anything from our catalogue or ask for specific titles when you speak to one of our staff or volunteers.
Our staff or volunteers will also collect the items from you and return them to the library.
You'll also receive Home News, the monthly Home Library Service newsletter that goes out with each delivery.
Join the Home Library Service
When you join the service, we’ll ask you about your reading, listening and film preferences and help you make selections.
Your selections are delivered to your home by our team of wonderful volunteers. There's no limit on the number of items you can borrow.
Volunteer for the Home Library Service
Are you interested in volunteering to deliver books? See work or volunteer in our libraries.
Library services for people with disabilities
Our libraries cater for wheelchairs and mobility devices.
All library buildings have ramp access and accessible toilets. Equipment and facilities in our libraries includes:
- computers with assistive technology
- a Smartview text-enlarging monitor at Hawthorn library
- SARA, a scanning and reading appliance for people with vision impairment at Hawthorn and Kew libraries.
Our collection offers a range of accessible materials, including large print books, eBooks and audiobooks, online magazines, CDs and DVDs.