We provide a free book delivery service to housebound people and residential homes.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who has difficulty getting to the library due to mobility problems.

For more information you can call Farnworth Library on 01204 332345 or email homelibraryservice@bolton.gov.uk.

How it works

When you join you will be asked to give us an idea of what you like to read and whether you’d prefer standard, large print or recorded books.

We will deliver up to six items which you can keep for two weeks.

Deliveries take place throughout the year, except for bank holidays and are made by home library service staff or by a regular volunteer.

If you are interested in becoming a home library service volunteer please visit volunteering opportunities.

Residential homes

We can visit residential and nursing homes every eight weeks to deliver a selection of books for the residents to enjoy.