Home Library Service

Our Home Library & Information Service is free and is for people of all ages who are unable to get to the library or carry books themselves.

The service is available on a permanent or temporary basis – for example anyone with a long term condition affecting their ability to leave the house, recuperating after illness or an operation, or shielding.


Give us a call on 01609 534584. If we’re not open just leave a message with your contact number and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, you can email us at ecl.generalenquiries@gmail.com

What happens then?

One of our friendly volunteers will get in touch to chat about your needs and your reading and listening preferences. We’ll then put together regular selections of books, large print editions, audiobooks and movies on DVD for you. Our volunteers will deliver your items right to your door and collect any returns.

A Thousand Butterflies!

In partnership with the Co-op and Easi-Works (Autism Plus) we are running a community art project over the winter. Our aim is to create a unique art installation under the Community Library’s willow tree consisting of 1,000 colourful butterflies.

The installation will be a reflection of the year 2020 and how its challenges have affected us all.  We invite you to decorate one side of a butterfly (that we will supply). Use your imagination to produce something unique and use the other side for a message, a few words or just to record a name.

We hope that you will be inspired to take part. It’s open to everyone in the community and you’ll find full details and how to register here.

A new home for e-audio books

All NYCC Libraries eAudiobooks have moved from RBDigital to Overdrive.

What does this mean for you? You can still access the same great content, but all in one place. We’ve kept all of our amazing titles and you can access them through Overdrive or their app, Libby, instead. You can find all the information here including a link to download the Libby app.

If you’re currently listening to an RBDigital eAudiobook don’t panic! You’ll be able to keep the book until you’ve finished it with no disruptions or fear of losing your place!

If you’ve recently requested an eAudiobook through RBDigital you’ll need to re-request it using Overdrive or the Libby app.

Lockdown 2: Temporary Closure

Following the latest Government announcement of a further national lockdown, it is with regret that we have to advise that we have now closed the library until 2nd December.

All loans have automatically been extended until 11th January 2021. While we are closed you can access a variety of online services here. Our Online Inspiration page has lots of ideas to keep you and your family connected to books and reading. The book bundles service is suspended until we can re-open.

We will provide a further update about library re-opening as soon as we have more news.

Celebrating Black History Month

October marked Black History Month (BHM) – a chance to explore and shine a light on our shared British history and a time to look forward and celebrate both the present and future possibilities.

Our celebration of BHM – a display of topical and relevant books – is now over but our regular stock includes many titles that will pique your interest and expand your horizons. Drop by and take a look.

Meanwhile, Christina Shingler, a regular customer at Harrogate Library, has produced a thought-provoking short 12-minute video exploring unconscious bias in society and our daily lives: https://www.loom.com/share/36f439bfb05540f484459439ed0c217b