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Readers at Home service

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Christine McCutcheon
We offer a range of books to users unable to visit a library
Gateshead Libraries and the Royal Voluntary Service are working together to bring the library service to people in their own homes all over Gateshead. This free service offers a good range of books, including large print and audiobooks. 

Please contact us if you or a relative wish to be considered for our Readers at Home service. Ring us on 0191 433 6415.

The Readers at Home service delivers to:

  • people in their own homes all over Gateshead
  • sheltered and residential homes and day care centres: the service can be provided to individuals or as a "bookcase collection"
  • visually impaired readers: we have a large selection of audiobooks and large print books
  • our service is also suitable for carers

Let's Get Together - RVS Volunteers

If you can spare a few hours weekly or monthly to improve the quality of life for people in your area, we are recruiting friendly, helpful volunteers to assist with the delivery of the Readers at Home service. You will need to be a driver, with access to a car. Mileage will be reimbursed. If you are interested, please contact the Royal Voluntary Service on 0783 465 3366.

Get in touch

Please call us on 0191 433 6415.

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday, 10am to 12 noon and 1 to 4pm

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