Home Services

Do you know that Dunedin Public Libraries has a free service for people who find it difficult to visit one of our libraries or bookbuses? Home Services provides a tailor-made library service delivered direct to your door.

All of the Libraries’ resources are accessible via Home Services and include:

  • Large print or ordinary print fiction and nonfiction books
  • Talking books
  • Music
  • Magazines
  • DVDs

Joining Home Services

To join  Home Services  or to find out more, either complete an information request form or  call us on 03 474 3681.

After you join Home Services, you will be contacted by team member to discuss your options. This allows the Home Services team to select appropriate materials for you to enjoy.

Over the years, staff have become expert at helping customers explore the resources of the Libraries, finding wonderful new authors and subjects, movies, music and more.

Rest Home and Residential Services

Did you know that our Home Services team make up monthly tailored Library collections  for many rest homes in Dunedin and Mosgiel?

Residential care providers pay an annual fee. This gives rest home residents access to a wide range of Library materials that can include:

  • Large print or ordinary print fiction and nonfiction books
  • Talking books
  • Music
  • Magazines
  • CDs
  • DVDs

Other benefits of using this service:

  • Individual residents’ needs are met by the Home Services team, on instruction from rest home staff.
  • The Home Services team can supply craft, read-aloud and special-events books and materials for planned residential care activities.

Volunteer Couriers – like to help?

Volunteer couriers ensure the smooth running of the Libraries’ services for Home Services members, and we are always on the lookout for reliable friendly helpers.

The courier role involves collecting and returning a Home Services bag either fortnightly or monthly from any of our Libraries. This is much appreciated by our Home Services Library members.

If you would like more information or would like to volunteer as a Home Services courier, please contact us.

In line with other public service organisations, all applicants are required to agree to a Ministry of Justice background check.

Print access membership

Print Access membership is designed for customers able to visit the Library, but needing more than 28 days to read their books, due to disability or medical reasons.

Membership is available to adults and children who meet the criteria. Evidence of disability must be supplied with each application and can include: doctor/specialist’s letter, membership of the Foundation for the Blind or Association of Blind Citizens etc.

Print Access members are entitled to borrow books for 50 days. For all other items the standard loan periods apply. Items not returned by the end of this loan period are subject to the usual extended loan charges.