Home library service

Find out about our free regular home library service for Darebin residents who can't visit the library due to ill health, frailty or disability.

Who can use the Home Library Service?

Our home library service is available to Darebin community members of any age who are:

  • unable to visit the library for reasons of disability, illness or age
  • residing in an aged care facility
  • full-time carers unable to visit the library during opening hours
  • children or youth whose guardian is unable to visit the library for any of the above reasons.

What is the Home Library Service?

The Home Library Service team chooses items matched to your interests and delivers them to your door.

We aim to provide the same quality of service you'd expect from a visit to your local library, in the comfort of your own home.

We also help you access the digital library, which includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, film and music streaming, magazines, newspapers, educational and language resources, and more.

If you (or someone you know) would benefit from the Home Library Service, please complete the online form or call us on 1300 655 355 (Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm).

What items can I access through the Home Library Service?

The library's physical collection includes the following items in English, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese:

  • fiction and non-fiction books
  • biographies
  • large print
  • picture books and board books
  • CDs and DVDs
  • audiobooks
  • magazines.

We also have Hindi DVDs, Spanish fiction and picture books, and Somali picture books.

For people with a vision impairment or disability that prevents them from reading print material easily, find out about the digital audio playback devices (DAISY Players) available.

To enquire about the home library service please fill out a form