Home Library Service

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Hobsons Bay Libraries offers a free home delivery service to local residents who are housebound or unable to visit the library.

delivery service can also be arranged for Hobsons Bay residents who are able to visit the library and select their own items but are physically unable to carry items home. 

Home Library Service Enquiry Form

How does it work?

Complete the form below, a library staff member will call you to complete the sign up process.

Library Staff will then select books and other library materials for you based on your reading interests.

A bag of library items will be delivered to you every four weeks. Deliveries will be made on a pre-arranged delivery day.

Who can use it?

Any resident of the City of Hobsons Bay who is: 

  • Unable to visit the library because of illness, mobility needs or disability.
  • A primary carer who has limited access to the library while caring for a housebound person.

The service is available to you whether you are in a private residence, retirement village, nursing home or residential care. We can also deliver to Williamstown Hospital. 

Residents who are housebound temporarily due to ongoing illness or restricted mobility may also be eligible for the service.

Resources available

 Home Library members have full access to the lending stock at all five of the Hobsons Bay Libraries. This includes: 

  • Books both Fiction and Non Fiction
  • Talking Books on CD, and audio downloads
  • Music CDs, DVDs and Magazines. 

It is also possible to specify the format of book you need, whether it be standard print, large print or audio.   

Reservations for library items can be placed for customers, and borrowers can also request items on specific subjects or by a particular author.

As well as English there is the option to request stock in one of our eight community languages

  • Arabic 
  • Chinese
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Maltese
  • Polish
  • Vietnamese
  • Croatian


If you are fluent in speaking and reading in a community language listed above, have a keen interest in reading and would be interested in volunteering to assist with selection of items for our Home Library customers who access one of the languages above we would love to hear from you. 

For further information phone 1300 462 542, complete the enquiry form below, or inquire at any of our customer service centres.