WILTSHIRE Council is launching a library to home delivery service for those unable to access their sites.

If you or someone you know loves reading, but are unable to get to the library because of a disability, ill health, mobility issues or due to caring responsibilities at home, Wiltshire Council’s home library service will be delivered by volunteers and free of charge..

It is available for eligible customers who have no one to visit the library for them.

A member of library staff will initially visit a customer at home to talk about what they would like to read.

They are then introduced to a library volunteer, who will visit every few weeks to exchange their books.

There are no fines or charges for this service and items can also be requested.

John Thomson, cabinet member for libraries, said: “The home library service is a great solution for people who are unable to get to their local library and have no friends or family to visit the library on their behalf.

“However, this service couldn’t be provided without the support and work of our dedicated volunteers, and I would like to thank them for what they do. If you would like to volunteer, please get in contact with your local library.”

Home library service volunteers receive full training and are subject to an enhanced disclosure check (DBS). If you are interested in volunteering for this role, see: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries-volunteering.

For more information about how to access the home library service, contact your local library or call the Access and Volunteer Manager on 01225 713706.

Enquiries can also be sent via email to: libraryenquiries@wiltshire.gov.uk.