Home Library Service

If you cannot visit a library, but love to read, the library will come to you. The Home Library Service (HLS) is for those people who are aged, ill, physically unable to get about, or physically unable to handle print material.

Apply for the Home Library Service

You will need a phone or written referral from your doctor, nurse, community worker, or the Canberra Blind Society to apply for the Home Library Service.

Contact the Home Library Service by phone on 6207 5748 Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and ask for an application form, or download the form online

Materials available to members of the Home Library Service include:

  • Books in standard print
  • Books in large print
  • Books on CD
  • Music CDs
  • DVDs
  • Magazines
  • Reader’s Digest in Large Print
  • Languages other than English

You can also use the library website to browse the catalogue, request items, and search a wide range of electronic resources including full-text magazines and newspapers, and downloadable audio books.


Library staff and a large team of volunteers make Home Library Service deliveries.

If you would like to become a volunteer, phone 6207 5748 or read our volunteer policy for more information.