Talking Book Borrowers
Talking books are ordinary books read onto cassette tape. A special collection of these is available to people with a disability which prevents them from using printed material. Most genres, fiction and non-fiction, are included in this collection, located at the Housebound and Talking Book Service, 2nd floor Central Library. Our hours are Monday to Friday 9.30-5.00; messages may be left when the office is unattended.
Books on tape and compact disc are also available in the general Wellington City Libraries collection, at Central and branches. These are loaned at a charge to general library members.
Items from both collections are available free of charge to print-disabled borrowers. Those wishing to avail themselves of these collections should present a letter from a doctor, optician or other referee to the membership desk at any library branch, or at the Housebound and Talking Book Service.
For persons unable to enlist the help of family or friends, some assistance can be given to help with selection of material.
Items from the Talking Book collections are also available to Housebound customers. For information concerning selection and delivery, please see our Housebound page.
For further enquiries, please visit, or contact us during office hours 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Telephone: (04) 801 4044 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.