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Home Library Service

We provide a range of special services to make
our libraries accessible to all.

Home Library Service

If you are unable to visit your nearest branch due to frailty, disability, or injury, we can provide free deliveries through our Home Library Service.

To enquire call 1300 135 668 or fill out the form below to find out more.

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Community Bus

Our Community Bus provides transport to Chelsea Library, Cheltenham Library and Parkdale Library on set days each fortnight. Call the Home Library Service Coordinators on 1300 135 668 to learn more.

Volunteering

Library volunteers give their time to choose books and other materials from our branches and deliver them to clients in their own homes, visiting every 4 weeks and providing a friendly personalised service. Some volunteers visit just 1 person, whilst others visit 2 or 3.

Extra volunteers are always needed for this rewarding work. If you’re interested please contact the Home Library Service Coordinators on 1300 135 668.

Services for the Visually Impaired

Large Print Books

All libraries have a collection of Large Print books in a wide range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction.

Audio Books

All libraries have a collection of talking books on CD in a wide range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction.

E-books and e-audio books

You can now access a range of e-books and e-audio books through the library website from the comfort of your home. E-books come with adjustable font sizes and e-readers can store multiple books in a compact, lightweight device. Our e-audio books can be played on any device that plays MP3 files.

Digital Magazines

Zineo digital magazines are full colour, page for page digital versions of over 80 magazines that can be downloaded to your computer or tablet device. Zineo magazines come with a zoom function that allows you to read them in large print.

Leader Digital Newspapers

You can access Leader Newspapers from around Melbourne online. They can be read in their true printed format. Leader Digital newspapers come with a page magnification option for those with low vision.

Kingston Your City

The Council’s newspaper is available on audio CD, and posted free to recipients to coincide with the distribution of the Newspaper to Kingston households. If you know of anyone who may be interested in receiving this service, contact 1300 135 668 for details. Local newspapers are now available through Vision Australia.

iPad and One on One Computer Classes

Free iPad classes are available for seniors, or you can book in for a one on one computer class on the topic of your choice with one of our librarians. Contact 1300 135 668 or visit your nearest library branch for more information.