If you are unable to visit your local library due to temporary or permanent disability or illness, the library can come to you! Just let us know and someone from the library will visit you to evaluate your needs and find out your reading, watching or listening interests.

Our Homebound service offers two delivery options:

  • Library staff can select items according to your interests, and a friend or relative can pick    them up from your closest library and return them for you.

  • Library staff can select items according to your interests, and the items will be delivered and picked up for you by library volunteers once every four weeks on a Tuesday morning.

You can have up to 50 items a month, and use our service permanently, temporarily, occasionally, or even during hospital stays or other short-term situations that prevent you from visiting the library in person for health and wellbeing reasons.

This service is available to all ages who reside in their own homes, as well as in care homes, retirement villages, rest homes, hospital wards, and hospice.

If you're interested in this service, please contact our Whakaahu Innovation Team, or phone on 07 838 6824.

Anyone between ages 0-110 with temporary or permanent disability or illness, as well as people in care homes, retirement villages, rest homes, hospital wards, and hospice. This is service is available anyone in a situation that prevents them from visiting the library in person for health and wellbeing reasons.

We deliver anywhere within the boundaries of Hamilton. 

You can borrow all items which are available for customers to borrow if they were visiting the library. However, reference collection cannot be borrowed - it is only available for browsing at the library. If you are particularly interested in one of our reference items, please let us know and we will see what we can do for you. 

No problem! We can do it for you! Let us know when we visit you or ring your local Hamilton City Libraries branch and we will renew your books for you.

Currently we have a full roster of volunteers but we are always looking for volunteers. Please see information on volunteering for us for more details.