Home loan

A home loans and reading service for the elderly and people with reduced mobility

Did you know you can have books, magazines, CDs and videos from public libraries delivered to your own home? If you have difficulties with your mobility or vision etc., you can give us a call. We are at your disposal to bring you your loans and, if you so wish, read to you for a while too.

Who is eligible for this?
Anyone with temporary or permanent mobility problems (people who are chronically ill or going through convalescence, people with physical disabilities, elderly people etc.). You can also take out loans using the service at day and residential centres.

What kind of documents can I take out on loan and how many?
All the documents we normally offer on loan from libraries. Magazines, novels, biographies, films, CDs... You choose! Request whatever you like from our catalogue and we'll try and bring it over to you. The loans service is free. You can take out a total of 30 documents on loan, using your Biblioteques de Barcelona card, from any of the network's libraries, for a period of 30 days, which can be renewed for another 30 days. These documents may be: 15 books and magazines, 6 DVDs and 9 other documents (CDs, CD-ROMs, videogames, etc.).

What do I have to do to get information?
Make a phone call or email or write to one of the Biblioteques de Barcelona network's libraries.

What do I need to do to gain access to the service?
Get in touch with the closest library to your home and request the service by phone call, letter or email.

Once you've requested the service and chosen your loans, a collaborating volunteer from the library will deliver your item to your home. If you make a phone call in advance, we can come and collect your loans and bring you more. Don't hesitate to offer us any suggestions you feel necessary and make sure you highlight your preferences. If you don't have a library card you'll have to show your ID card or any other official document that confirms your identity.

Once you've got a library card you will have access to all the documentary collections from the city's libraries.