There are different ways to access our collections, depending on your needs. Explore our collections and service options below.

Search our online catalogue.


Choose your own audio titles with BookLink, our online lending and reading service.

BookLink provides instant online access to our DAISY audio collections, including books, magazines and newspapers. Youth Library print collections are also available on request.

BookLink is currently available in your web browser and as an Apple iOS app (for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch). If you don’t have an Apple device you may be eligible for an iPad Mini on long-term loan from the library.

Read more about the Booklink service.


Receive a selection of audio titles with our CD service.

Our CD service offers DAISY audio books and magazines via post. You can listen to them with a DAISY Player, available for long-term loan from the Library.

When you join the library and register for our CD service we’ll set up a profile for you, that will allow us to send out books and magazines to you, based on your interests.

Other formats

We have large print, electronic text and braille collections available on request. Large print and braille are posted to you, while electronic text is emailed to you.

Bookshare library

Bookshare is the world’s largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities. If you are a registered Blind Foundation client, you can receive your first year of subscription free of charge (paid for by the Blind Foundation). Visit our online shop for more information.

Search our collections using the online catalogue

If you don’t use BookLink, our lending and reading app, you can still search our collections, using the online catalogue. Search our online catalogue.

Request an item

To request items from our adult collections, call us on 0800 24 33 33 or email and tell us the book’s title and book number.

To request items from our youth collections, phone us on 0800 24 33 33 or (09) 268 3215 or email and tell us the book’s title and book number.