Bromley Home Library Service

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Welcome to Bromley Home Library Service

This free service available for any resident of Bromley who are unable to reach and use their local library. Volunteers will visit you each month, having found out what your interests and tastes are. They will then bring selected items which can include, hardback, paperback, large print and talking books; books in different languages, music CDs, DVDs and any information you need. And there is always time for a good chat! 

Your personal connection to Bromley Libraries

Bromley Home Library Service is an initiative between Bromley Libraries and the Royal Voluntary Service. All RVS volunteers are trained and have current DBS checks. 

To find out more about this free service, residents can contact their local Bromley borough library during their respective open hours, call 07929742252, or email bromley.hls@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

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Home Library Service FAQs

Want to know more about the home library service? Click on the sections below to see our most frequently asked questions.
Do I have to live in the Bromley borough to benefit from this service?
Yes, you will need to be a you will need to be a resident of the London borough of Bromley to sign up for the home library service.
Is this service free?
Yes! Bromley borough's home library service is funded by Bromley council. 
How do I know if I qualify for help from the Bromley Home Library Service?
If you need more information about if this service is right for you, please call 07929742252 for more information.
How does it work?
After you've been approved for assistance, volunteers will visit you each month having found out what your interests and tastes are. 
They will then bring selected items which can include, hardback, paperback, large print and talking books; books in different languages, music CDs, DVDs and any information you need.
How do I return books to the home library service?
Your assigned volunteer will collect your books after a set period of weeks from when you received them. 
If you want to hold onto them a bit longer, don't worry! They're happy to renew them too. 
How do I contact a home library service representative?
To directly communicate with a Home library service representative, you have two options.

• Call 07929742252 between the hours of 9am to 5pm.
• Email bromley.hls@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

If you need other help with the service as a whole, please get in contact with your local library.
Can I volunteer for the Bromley Home Library service?
The bromley home library service is happy to receive assistance from anyone looking to help their community. As long as you can carry books, and a conversation, you'll be just the individual we're looking for! Please call 07929742252 or email bromley.hls@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk for more information about how you can volunteer for the service.
Who do I contact for more information about the Home Library Service?
To find out more about this free service, residents can call 07929742252, or email bromley.hls@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

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