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Council Services:

Specific Needs Library Service

This service is for people with disabilities, who are housebound and older people in residential homes, nursing homes and day centres. It can also be accessed by people with caring responsibilities.

Access Mobile Library

Our Access Mobile service is available to anyone who cannot reach a static library, mobile library stop or community hub due to location, health or mobility issues or caring responsibilities.
We operate a four weekly rota where staff will deliver items right to your door, offering a friendly tailored service to suit your needs.

The service includes books, large print titles and audio books.

For more information about this service please call the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782010.

Home Library Service

This is a similar service to the Access Mobile but is run by volunteers from some of the library sites.

For more information call the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782010 and ask to be put through to your local library.

Audio and large print books

Large print books and books on CD or tape are also available to loan. If you have a visual impairment and cannot manage a printed book, contact your local library as you may be eligible for exemption from hire charges for books on tape and CD.

Our library computers include text magnification software and can also read documents to you.

Listening Lincs

Listening Lincs is a free subscription service provided by Lincolnshire Libraries. Listening Lincs supplies audiobooks on CD and cassette tape to blind and visually impaired readers.

Joining Listening Lincs

If you are registered blind or partially sighted or your Doctor/Optician certifies you have a serious sight problem you can join the Listening Lincs free postal talking book service.

Readers choose up to 60 titles from the provided catalogue and 3 titles are sent at a time having been issued for 2 months.
Listening Lincs have approximately 13,000 titles but are also able to reserve items from the full Lincolnshire Libraries catalogue on your behalf.
For further information, go to the Discover Libraries website call 01522 550384 or email:

Residential, nursing homes and day centres

Our Community Mobile Library delivers hand picked collections of books to residential care homes, nursing homes, day centres and sheltered housing organisations across Lincolnshire. Collections are regularly refreshed and can be tailored to suit the needs and interests of residents.

For more information about this service, call 01522 782010.

Books on Prescription scheme

In partnership with Lincolnshire Library Service, GPs and other health professionals prescribe books from a list of high quality self-help manuals selected by experienced mental health practitioners.

The Books on Prescription scheme is an effective way of helping people with common mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders.
There is first-class clinical evidence to show that books can be just as effective as other forms of therapy and have the advantage of having no side effects.
Books can work well either on their own or used in conjunction with other forms of treatment. Your doctor will advise.

How it works:

  • your doctor will give you a 'prescription' which can be exchanged for the recommended book at any Lincolnshire library
  • if you're not already a library member, simply bring your prescription to the library and you can join straight away
  • if the book is not immediately available, the library will get it for you from another branch as soon as possible
  • books can be borrowed for three weeks but, if you need the book longer, it's easy to renew it either at the library, by phone or online
  • borrower details and book loans are strictly confidential information. Your prescription will be treated with respect and discretion by library staff
  • you are always welcome to have someone else pick up your book prescription for you, if you prefer
  • if you would like to borrow any of the titles on the list but don't have a prescription you can still come to any Lincolnshire library and borrow any of the titles

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Last updated: 10 January 2018

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