Home library service - Taking it to the streets

Find out about City of Marion's expanded home library service.

City Limits Magazine Issue 45 April 2014 Front Cover

This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 45 - April 2014.

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Books, CDs and magazines are now being delivered directly to residents with City of Marion’s expanded home library service.

Library @ Home puts old classics and the latest best-sellers directly into the hands of people who are aged, frail or mobility impaired, enabling them to access the entire catalogue from their lounge room.

The service is easy to use and a new fully-equipped van covers the whole council area, home library support officer Aaron Brown said.

“People can ring up, email us, or select items from the online catalogue,” Aaron said.

“We also talk to customers, find out what they’re interested and make recommendations.

City Limits April 2014 - Library van“We deliver to the entire Marion Council area, and even take an iPad with us to show people the huge range of items available.”

Eighty-seven-year-old Joyce Horne of Glengowrie signed up for Library @ Home after injuring her hip.

“I broke my hip a while ago and struggle to get out, so when I received a letter about the home delivery service I called straight away,” Joyce said.

“I’m a bit of a dinosaur with technology, so I like to use the phone and talk to people when ordering.

“It’s a terrific service and I really appreciate it.”

City Limits April 2014 - Library Van 2Library @ Home is run by staff and volunteers and delivers to aged care facilities as well as residences.

It operates five days a week and delivers to customers once a month.

Library customers can borrow up to 100 items.

Anyone interested in volunteering or wanting more information can contact Library @ Home on 8375 6785 or via email, libraryathome@marion.sa.gov.au.

City Limits Magazine

The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.

It is published three times a year and distributed to 40,000 residents and businesses in the Marion Council area.