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People with disabilities
Medway Libraries are proud to offer accessible
services for everybody. Find out more about access to services at
Library, Community Hub Chatham, Cuxton Library, Gillingham Library, Community Hub
Library, Hempstead Library, Hoo Library, Lordswood Library, Luton Library, Rainham Library,
Library, Community Hub Rochester, Strood Library Community
Hub Strood, Thomas Aveling
School and Community Library, Twydall Library, Walderslade
Hook Meadow Library, Walderslade Village Library and Wigmore Library.
Are you unable to leave your home?
Or do you care for someone who is unable to leave their
home? We provide a home library service to residents who are
unable to visit a library in person, the mobile library calls to locations in Medway
on a fortnightly rota.
Apply to receive library books to your home if you are
Are you a carer?
If you look after someone you may find it harder to access
library services. Information about what the library can offer you
is available on the page, Are you a carer?
Do you have problems with your sight?
impairment webpage has the details of all of the materials and
activities that you can access from Medway libraries. We have
specialist books and audio books for all ages and regular
reading groups, and a free audio books postal service .
Are you hard of hearing?
Our Hard of Hearing webpage has more information
about the groups and activities running at your local library,
including our specialist readers groups.
Dyslexia friendly books
Medway libraries stock an
exciting selection of dyslexia friendly books and audio
books for children and teenagers. For more information
please visit our Dyslexia friendly page
Are you entitled to be exempt from
If you have a visual impairment or
other disability, you may be exempt from charges, such as those for returning items
late. Ask in your local library for more information.
If a particular title you want is not
available at your local library it can be reserved by visiting a
library or through the
online catalogue. Medway Libraries are part of a consortium of
libraries in the south-east, so if you cannot find what you want in
Medway it can be reserved from one of the other library
Reminiscence collection. The library holds
several collections of illustrated, easy to read, sturdy books
called pictures to share. The
books help individuals with dementia, their families and
carers enjoy activities and time together.
These items are also available to loan as a collection to
hospitals, care homes and other community locations. For more
information please visit the open
access information page
words. This collection of books tells stories in
pictures to help people with learning and communication
difficulties explore and understand their own experiences,
including love and relationships, health, death and crime.
Books Beyond Words also provide a written storyline, guidelines and
resources for supporters and professionals on the topic of each
Visit our healthy living page for
information on how Medway Libraries can help you enjoy a healthier