Library at home

Library at Home is for Bath & North East Somerset residents who aren't able to access their local library services for a number of reasons.

Volunteers deliver books, phone for a chat, select books for you, or stay for a chat as you work together to get to know one another and share your interests.



Library at Home services are for B&NES residents. The support can be short-term or long-term, depending on your needs.

The service is provided for people who are living in the following circumstances:

  • you are living in sheltered housing, an adult residential or nursing home
  • you are living with a long-term illness or disability
  • you have a sensory impairment
  • you have profound or severe learning difficulties
  • you are suffering from poor mental health or social and cultural isolation
  • you have a short-term need for help (for example, following an operation)
  • you are a carer who is unable to leave the home for any length of time

For more information, including how to join, visit the webpage