Listening Books - Charity audiobook lending service
Find reading difficult? Why not try listening to audiobooks? Listening Books is a national audiobook library that provides a fantastic range of titles for those who find it difficult to read or hold a book, due to an illness, disability, mental health or learning difficulty. FREE MEMBERSHIP for anyone who would find Listening Books’ usual membership fees a barrier to joining
¨ Borrow audiobooks on MP3 CD sent through the post
¨ Download books to a personal player or use our app with your tablet or smartphone
¨ Stream books online at your computer Thousands of bestselling fiction, non-fiction and educational audiobooks available for adults and children (7+).
We have recently received funding to be able to offer a number of free memberships for people living in Bedfordshire, who would like to join but would it difficult to cover our usual membership fees, of between £20 to £45 per year, for any reason.
Who to contact
Where to go
12, Lant Street
- SE1 1QH
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- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £20 to £45 per year depending on service option (postal, online, or a combination of both) per year
- We have a number of free memberships available for anyone who would find it difficult to cover our usual membership fees for any reason. We don’t ask for any financial proof, just a self-declaration that the membership fee would be a barrier to joining.
- Referral required
- Referral Details
We accept self-referrals and referrals from families, carers, schools, care homes, other organisations etc.
How to refer into your service? Any limited availability information
Membership is available to children and adults who have an illness, physical or learning disability, mental health condition, or learning difficulty which impacts on their ability to read or hold books in the usual way. Our service is not only for people with visual impairments, but many other conditions as well, such as: dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety, depression, problems with manual dexterity, fibromyalgia, Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy, heart or neurological conditions and many more.
- Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old