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Library books direct to your door

Published: 27 June 2017

Do you enjoy getting lost in a book but can't get to a library?

There are few things that compare to the joy of getting lost in a really good book, or chatting about what you have just read. But what if age, illness, disability or caring responsibilities make it difficult for you to get to a library? Library Direct, a service run by Surrey Libraries, can help.

Surrey Libraries and its dedicated volunteers work hard to make sure the library service can reach everyone. Library Direct allows people to select their own books and have volunteers deliver them direct to their doors.

In addition to having complete access to library stock, Library Direct helps to combat isolation. Volunteers will also stop for a chat, and in many cases, form friendships with the people they are visiting. One service user said, "It's nice to see someone and have a chat. We always have a cup of tea and a chat when she brings me books. I would definitely recommend this service."

Library Direct is a completely free service and comes with additional benefits, such as extended loan periods and amount of books you can borrow, plus no fines or overdue charges.

Find out more

If Library Direct could benefit you or someone you know, or you'd like to volunteer, find out more by visiting the Library Direct page or call 01483 543599 or send a text to 07968 832414

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