Home library services

Use this page to find out about Brisbane City Council's home library services.

Home library delivery service

COVID-19 restrictions

Restrictions are in place for South East Queensland. Find out more.

Council has a free home library service. The service is available to Brisbane residents unable to visit a Council library due to frailty, disability or long-term illness.

Library staff assist with selection of reading material, including magazines, large print, audio books, DVDs and CDs based on the customer’s interests and preferences. These items are delivered once a month.

Eligibility

Brisbane residents who are unable to visit a library in person due to frailty, illness or disability and their full-time carers are eligible to receive Council’s Home Library Service. A medical practitioner must support eligibility for the service, however please note this requirement will be waived for any application received during the Coronavirus pandemic.

How to apply

An application form can be obtained from any Council library, the online library catalogue, eLibCat or mailed to the applicant. 

Once the application form is completed, it can be emailed or mailed to any Council library for assessment. All applicants will receive a letter confirming receipt of the application and whether they have been accepted as a member of the Home Library Service.

For more information about this service, contact your local library or phone Council.

Audiobook postal service

In addition to the Home Library Service, Council libraries offer a free audiobook postal service for people who are blind or vision impaired. This service posts audiobooks to residents of Brisbane who meet the eligibility criteria. Eligible residents receive a new selection of audiobooks based on their reading profiles and preferences upon the return of their previous mail delivery. 

For information about eligibility for this service, contact Banyo Library on 07 3403 2200.

Library pick-up service

Council libraries also offer a library pick-up service, where family or friends of housebound customers can collect pre-selected reading materials from a convenient library branch on behalf of a housebound customer. 

For more information about this service, contact your local library or phone Council.

Last updated: 15 September 2021