Home Library Service and Navigator Program

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HOME LIBRARY SERVICE (HLS)

Snowy Monaro Regional Library provides a free home delivery service to Cooma residents unable to visit one of our branches in person.  The HLS is provided to eligible individuals who are housebound.

Who is eligible to receive the HLS? 
Cooma residents who are housebound and have difficulty visiting the Library because of illness, frailty or disability (temporary or permanent) or are caring full-time for someone who is confined to their home by illness, frailty or disability.

What can HLS clients borrow? 
HLS clients have access to a wide range of library materials including: 
  
  • A large selection of popular fiction books and genres in Large print or ordinary print sizes
  • Non-fiction subjects such as gardening, health or craft
  • Biographies
  • CD Talking books, DVDs and Music 
  • Magazines
If you are interested in receiving the HLS please contact us 
 

NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

The Macular Degeneration Foundation has supplied Navigators to many libraries in NSW including Snowy Monaro Regional Library.  These are available for long-term loans to people with Macular Degeneration who are having trouble reading.  The Navigator is a low tech,
hand-held portable device that reads books aloud and can hold an average of five books in its memory. 
  
The Navigator was developed by Audio-Read Pty Ltd who are the sole provider of this technology.  Snowy Monaro Regional Library provides an ongoing service by downloading books onto the Navigator for eligible library patrons. 
  
If you live in the Snowy Monaro region you may be eligible to receive a Navigator.  If you are interested in participating please contact Cooma Library for further information.