The service is offered to Salford residents who find it difficult to access their local library.

books @home customers receive a bespoke service. Our staff select books and audio books for you, based on your tastes, and deliver them to your door.

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

  • Are elderly
  • Have limited mobility
  • Have  mental health difficulties
  • Have a visual impairment
  • Have learning difficulties
  • Are a carer
  • Need the service on a temporary basis – for example while you recover from an operation or illness

We offer:-

  • A visit every 4 weeks
  • Small and large print books
  • Audio books & e-audio books
  • e-books
  • The opportunity to discuss with staff the types of books you enjoy
  • The facility to request books

We also visit:

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

The service is FREE but you need to apply – you can:-

 Complete the online application form (below).

Contact us on 0161 609 5150.


Ask a member of staff in any Salford library or Gateway.

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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