Library from home

There are 3 main services we offer which mean you can still enjoy the Library Service even if you are unable to visit your local library: the mobile library, the Home Library Service and the Sound Reads Service.

Mobile library

There is a mobile library van which covers the east and west of the county.

Mobile library timetable: how to find the dates and times of your nearest mobile library stop

The mobile library timetable is now provided through Northamptonshire County Council's interactive mapping service. To find the dates and times of your nearest stop:

  • Click on mobile library timetables heading below
  • Go to the 'find my nearest' link (near top left of webpage)
  • Choose 'mobile library stops' from drop down list
  • Enter your postcode or choose your village or town from the drop down list
Mobile library timetables 

Mobile library review 2017

We review the mobile library service every year and work with our drivers to look at all the comments and suggestions we receive.

As a general rule we will try to add time to busy stops and remove stops where less than two people use them.  Sometimes the logistics of this mean we have to amend the times of other stops to make the routes cost effective and fuel efficient. 

We continue to welcome your comments which will feed into the next annual review. Please continue to log your comments with our drivers.

Home library service

How does it work?

This is a free service for customers who are unable to get to the library, either through age or disability.

  • A member of  library staff will call you to explain how the service works and to discuss your reading preferences
  • We will then select items for you according to your tastes and requirements
  • Volunteers then deliver to your home every month and will talk to you to ensure that we are selecting the right stock for you

How do I arrange a visit?

To arrange a visit or find out more, please contact your local library.

Sound reads service

How does it work?

We are here to help people with a visual impairment who enjoy reading to find out about the services available to them in Northamptonshire.

​A home visit from volunteers who will explain the various reading services available to you.

Subscriptions to the audio book service provided by the Royal National Institute of the Blind. This service is no longer paid for by Northamptonshire Libraries but is free from the RNIB.

  • ​Help filling in the application form for the Calibre Audio Library.
  • Calibre Audio Library provides audio books on MP3 disc to your home by post.  (There is a one off administration charge to join the service - £35 Adults, £20 children)
  • ​Reading groups for visually impaired people meet at the Hunsbury and Wellingborough libraries.
  • The Sounds Good reading groups welcome new members and can help out with transport if that is a problem.
  • Each library provides copies of the audio books to be discussed prior to the relevant meeting and we also vary the programme by organising author visits and poetry readings.
  • If you like listening to audio books and would like to discover new titles and authors and share your reactions with friends, why not come and join us?

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