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Community Services

Housebound Service Books, audio books on CD and tape, videos & DVDs are delivered to those who, because of mobility problems or poor health, find it difficult to visit the library.  Visits are done on a regular basis by a member of staff.  There is no charge for this service.  If you wish to avail of this service, please contact Sinead at 4924932.

Aids for the mobility impaired

We offer the use of a transit wheelchair as a convenience to any of our library users who has difficulty getting around. If you would like to use the chair please contact a member of staff. You will need a friend or companion to help you use the chair.

Audio Visual Assistance

In addition to our comprehensive book stock for adults and children, we stock non-book material.

Many of the well known authors are available on CD in the form of "Talking Books, " where the text of the book is read back to you and liste.Sound ned to on audio tracks. A limited collection of books on cassette tape are also available available. These are available to adults and children. 

We also stock a range of language-learning tapes and CDs, which are always in popular demand.  

Our collection of DVDs for adults is steadily growing.  We hold a wide range of subject areas in our video collection for adults. 

Adults and children may borrow up to 10 items as members of the library. (An item can be a book, a sound cassette, CD, video, or DVD)

Large-Print Books

Large-print books, both fiction and non fiction, are stocked here. They popular and are very useful for readers with a visual impairment.

Children can also enjoy a selection of jigsaws and games, including a dolls house, to play within the library.

Other services include: 4 daily newspapers, some weekly papers, a selection of magazines, including Which?? as well as French and German periodicals. We also host a book swap bin, and a Photocopier for black and white and colour prints. An A4 flatbed scanner is linked to one of the public PCs.