Home Library Service

Home Library Service

What is the Home Library Service?

Monash Public Library Service provides a free monthly delivery of library materials to members of our community who are physically unable to visit the library.

Eligibility

The Home Library Service program is specifically for Monash residents who are housebound, including those who are:

  • Unable to visit the library due to poor health
  • Restricted by some form of disability (including visual impairment)
  • Carers who are unable to leave the home
  • Frail and elderly
  • Residents of an aged care facility (such as a retirement village and/or nursing home)
  • We also offer a short-term service (for those for example) who are recovering from an operation.

To discuss your eligibility, or to help with providing this service as a volunteer, contact the Positive Ageing Librarian on 03 9560 1655.

 

How does it work?

Library staff meet with you to develop a profile of your reading interests. Material will be selected and delivered to your door (or aged care residence) once a month by our courier service (or volunteers).

Memory Lane collection


The following services are not available owing to current service restrictions 

  • One on One Volunteer Service

If you prefer, another option available is to be paired with a one-on-one volunteer. They will visit the library and select reading, listening and viewing material for you and then bring the items to your home.

  • Bus visits:

We offer Monash residents the opportunity once a month to visit either our Glen Waverley or Mount Waverley libraries by bus. Our volunteers drive the bus to your home (including aged care facilities), collect you and then bring you to the library. You will have time to browse our collections and select material to borrow, and enjoy morning tea before we take you home again. 

 

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Last updated: 05 October 2020