Housebound Library Service

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Housebound Library Service

Our housebound service is a free service for Marlborough residents who are permanently, or temporarily, unable to get to a library themselves.

All library materials may be borrowed through this service, including large print books, talking books, DVDs and magazines.

Prospective housebound members are interviewed in their own homes by our Housebound Library Assistant, to establish eligibility and create a reading/listening profile. A volunteer is then allocated who selects and delivers items at a mutually convenient time.

All our volunteers are police-checked. If you would prefer to nominate a family member, neighbour or friend to borrow on your behalf and deliver your items, please contact us.

Residents of Bethsaida Retirement Village, Springlands Lifestyle Village, Redwood Lifestyle Village, Ashwood Park Retirement Village and Maxwell Lifecare Blenheim are able to take advantage of visits by library staff who deliver a loan collection every month. Residents do not need to be a member of Marlborough District Libraries to use the retirement village service.

If you're interested in using our housebound service, you know someone who would be eligible, or are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact us.

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