Housebound library service

If you are unable to get to your local library due to age or disability, the library service can arrange for books to be delivered to your home. We can also deliver to you on a temporary basis following an operation or accident where you cannot get to the library. We deliver throughout the Stirling Council area and there is no charge for this service.

After an initial visit by a member of the outreach team, one of our volunteers or library staff will deliver your books fortnightly.

The library staff also deliver to residential care homes, sheltered housing and other centres. We hold a range of events throughout the year such as author visits and reminiscence sessions, and send out a seasonal newsletter.


Items for borrowing

As well as a selection of fiction and non-fiction in large-print and ordinary print books, we have a wide range of books on CD and downloadable audio. We can supply reading aids such as magnifying bookmarks and CD players when available.


Get in touch

Call us on 01786 237549 or email for further information.


Housebound library services are run by library staff and volunteers who are all Disclosure Scotland checked. If you are interested in volunteering for our housebound library services, email or visit our volunteering page for more information.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use this service?

The Housebound Library Service is especially for people who find it difficult to get out and about because of disability, illness, shielding or because they are caring for someone. It’s also perfect for people who struggle to carry heavy library books. You can also use the service on a temporary basis if you’ve had an operation or are recovering from an illness or accident.

Do I have to pay?

No, this services is completely free of charge.

What can I borrow?

Hardback books, paperback books, large-print books and books on CD. We have a large collection of books in all genres of fiction, and non-fiction subjects and interests. You can request particular authors or ask our knowledgeable staff to recommend and choose books for you.

Who will deliver my books?

Every two weeks one of our team of trained volunteers will visit to deliver your books. You will be notified of the day and time of the visit in advance.

How to I join?

Get in touch with us on 01786 237549 or email A member of the outreach team will call to arrange a short visit where we will find out a bit more about you and your preferred authors in order to help us select items to match your tastes.