Calibre Audio Library

If your sight is poor - or if you have another disability that prevents you reading print - you can still enjoy all the pleasure a good book brings.

Our library has the largest lending collection of audiobooks in the UK in open format - that's to say, you don't need special playback equipment.

That means there is something for all tastes and you can listen anywhere, at home or on the move.

What we offer

Our postal library service includes:

  • a choice of almost 11,000 unabridged audiobooks for all tastes - fiction and non-fiction - chosen specially to appeal to members
  • over 3000 books for children and young people - read more about Young Calibre here
  • books read cover to cover by professional actors and broadcasters
  • all books in digital format on MP3 CD, memory stick or via download and streaming
  • free postage and no fines for late or lost books
  • flexible lending to suit your needs
  • the option to choose your books online
  • a friendly, personal, quick service.

There is a single administration fee of £35 (includes VAT) or £20 (includes VAT) for under 16s to join the library. Thereafter, we do not charge any subscription and there are no fines for lost, late or damaged books- anything you contribute is a purely voluntary donation. We make a small charge for our print catalogues but the online catalogue is free.

Who to contact

01296 432 339 01296 432 339
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Where to go

New Road
HP22 5XQ
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Referral Details

1. Self referral; 2. Referral by professional eg. social worker, rehab. worker, teacher,optician, local blind society, library staff etc. 3. Referral by family and friends

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