Outreach

Housebound

Outreach Services caters for those who are Housebound and those living in Old People’s Homes.

If, due to age, location or disability you are unable to get to your local library, these services are available for you. If you are unable to access the library temporarily due to illness, or following a stay in hospital, we can also help until you are back on your feet!

Deliveries

Deliveries to the Housebound are made throughout the Stirling Council area. As well as books, music cassettes, books on tape, quarterly book lists and a quarterly magazine, "Chatterbox", are delivered. Reading aids such as book rests and magnifying sheets are provided, subject to availability.

In addition to these aids, we also have a number of cassette players and closed caption readers for those who need them. The former are for use with books on tape and are useful for users who find large print books too heavy. The latter allows hard of hearing users to view subtitles on DVDs. We also operate a home loan scheme for users of the service where they can borrow a laptop computer and learn IT skills.

After an initial visit by the Community Outreach Librarian, your choice of items will be delivered once a fortnight, either by one of our volunteers or by library staff.

Events

There are a number of events organised for users of the service throughout the year.

We also provide a service to Old People’s Homes and residents of sheltered housing complexes who may make special requests.

Any enquiry should be referred to Outreach Services on (01786) 237549. Email Community Outreach Librarian.

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