Keep Reading with Home Library Service

If you, or somebody you know or care for, are unable to get to your local library, the Home Library Service (HLS) can provide a regular supply of books for you to continue to enjoy at home.

The HLS in Dorset is a countywide partnership between the Royal Voluntary Service and the County Council and is provided from your local libraries. New clients in the Wool Community Library area are visited in their homes by a Local HLS Coordinator to find out how many and what sort of books they would be interested to read; also if they require large print, or books recorded on tape cassettes or CDs (talking books). Every three weeks HLS volunteers select books according to the known preferences of particular Readers and any feedback received then 'borrow' them with the Reader's ticket which is kept by the HLS at the Library. These books are then delivered to the Readers in their homes by other volunteers. All HLS volunteers including the Coordinators carry identity cards, have provided references and been through a security check. You don't have to worry about fines for overdue items either - no fines are levied for HLS users, although items out for a long time are followed up!

The HLS is open to anybody, of any age, who needs it. If you are interested for yourself, or for somebody you know who loves books but can no longer access them, there are several ways of making contact with the service.

  • You can telephone or email or leave your address and phone number at Wool Community Library (details on our home page) for the HIS Local Coordinator to contact you.
  • or You can telephone the Dorset HLS Service Manager, Maria Jacobson on 01305 236666 or email  her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Opening Times

 Tuesday  3 pm - 6 pm 
 Thursday   10 am - 12 Noon 
 Saturday  10 am - 12 Noon 

Renewals Line: 01305 224311

Upcoming Events

Wool Community Library is run by Friends Of Wool Library, Registered Charity Number 1173556 (login)
Wool Community Library, D'Urberville Centre, Colliers Lane, Wool, Dorset, BH20 6DL
Telephone (during library hours): 01929 405259 / Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.