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.

Home services being provided to a resident

Join the Home Library Service

To join the Home Library Service, ask in any library, phone us on 9278 4666 or email 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.

More information

If you need help accessing our libraries or items in our collection, call 9278 4848 or use Ask a librarian.