If you have difficulty accessing your local library you can still borrow books and get information from the books@home service. We have specially trained staff who bring the library to your door.

We operate two vehicles:

The large mobile library is an adapted vehicle which customers can access to choose their own books.  It offers:

  • A lift for people with mobility problems
  • Highlighted grab rails
  • Interior lighting at suitable levels
  • A seated area
  • A large selection of books, including large print
  • A wide range of audio books
  • A visit every 4 weeks

The small delivery library is for customers who want their books selected by our staff and brought to their home.  It offers:

  • Books, including large print and audio books
  • The chance to advise staff which types of books you enjoy
  • The ability to request books
  • The option of staff bringing the books into your home for you
  • A visit every 4 weeks

You can apply for books@home if you live in Salford and:

  • Have a physical condition or mental illness which affects your using a local library
  • Are blind or visually impaired
  • Need the service on a temporary basis – for example if you are recovering from an operation.

We also visit:

  • Elderly persons’ residential homes
  • Day-care centres
  • Social clubs for adults with learning difficulties
  • Social clubs for the visually impaired
  • Any other community groups who may benefit from the library service

books@home is free, but you need to apply – you can fill in our online application form (below) or complete the form at any library in Salford.

Alternatively, contact us at: Mobile Library Services, Broadwalk Centre, Belverdere Road, Salford, M6 5EJ. Call us on 0161 609 5150 or email

books@home application form

Last year the books@home service delivered over 54,900 books to over 630 house bound residents.

Taking the library to the door of those who can't visit us.

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