Library services in Somerset

Somerset Library services

Somerset library services can help people who are unable to get the most out of their library due to a disability or impairment. Some libraries in Somerset can also support people to gain computer skills.

Services include:

  • basic computer skills training
  • free computer use and Wi-Fi
  • talking books, which can be accessed for free by people who are blind, partially-sighted, dyslexic or unable to hold printed books
  • special collections of books to help with mental health and wellbeing

Library members can also download e-audio books and e-books from: www.librarieswest.org.uk

Libraries host a range of events, including:

  • knit and natter
  • craft activities
  • poetry sessions
  • reading groups
  • family history events

Home Library Service

Provided by the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS), the Somerset Home Library Service is free for people who can’t visit a library or for people in long-term care.

RVS volunteers will support you to choose your books and other library resources and deliver these to your home.

Phone: 0300 123 2224 to register for the Somerset Home Library Service or fill in an application form, which is available from libraries or online.

Mobile libraries

Mobile libraries support people in Somerset’s rural communities by providing a selection of books and library resources.

Find out where the mobile library stops or phone Somerset Direct on: 0300 123 2224.