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Library services accessible to all

We have a number of services designed to make library services accessible for everybody.

We offer:

Whatever your query we have staff and information to help you find the answer. For example we can answer queries on health, rights, find local and national organisations and find anything on the internet. Check our staffed opening times by library location.

Accessible IT

  • free internet, free wifi and email with speech, large text and adaptable furniture at all libraries
  • RNIB Technology for Life service supports blind and partially sighted people in their use of technology, at Yate Library by appointment only. For more information visit the RNIB Technology for Life website or contact the RNIB Technology for Life team by email: or phone: 0303 123 9999


  • DVDs can be borrowed free of charge by people with visual or hearing impairment, or those who are housebound. Up to four standard DVDs may be borrowed at any one time.  Find further details of concessions and charges here.

Home library service

If you are unable to visit your library due to temporary or permanent disability and have no one who can call in for you, simply contact the library and ask about our home library service. Most libraries have a number of volunteers, themselves regular library users. They will call on you at your home,  initially with a member of the library staff to discuss your requirements. The volunteer will then agree with you the frequency of visits and the number of books/discs that you would like. If you need additional help or information between visits, the library staff will always be happy to help you if you telephone them.

If you would like to use this service or know of someone else who would benefit from it, or if you would like to know how to become a volunteer, please contact your local library.

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