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Accessible and Inclusive Library Services

Tameside Libraries aim to provide inclusive services that are accessible to all members of the community. They produce a Social Inclusion Strategy 

Can I join the Library?

Joining the library is easy and membership is free. There are two ways to join: in person by visiting any Tameside Library or online. You can even join the library as a light user if you are living someone temporarily or don't have proof of your address.

a picture of a rainbow triangle, used in in the Libraries LGB and T collectionsServices for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) People

Tameside Libraries have 5 collections of LGB books.

Services for Deaf People

Tameside Libraries have resources of interest to Deaf people and people who are learning British Sign Language.

Services for Visually Impaired People

All of Tameside's Libraries have collections of talking books and large print books for adults and children as well as a range of other services. Visit our Visual Impairment pages for more information.

Skills for Life

All Tameside Libraries have collections to help skills for life students who are studying to improve their reading and writing or those who have English as an additional language. Our collections are called OK4U and RAW and include Quick Reads for adults, graded texts chosen by literacy tutors and accessible mainstream texts. We also offer class visits for groups of skills for life students. Please contact your nearest library for more information.

Services for Older People

Libraries in Tameside have lots of services and activities for you to enjoy that will help keep your mind and body active.

Home Library Service

If you are unable to visit the library due to reduced mobility you may be able to join the Home Library Service. The Home Library Service can bring books, talking books, music and jigsaws to you in your own home. They can also visit you if you live in a residential care home. Find out more about who is eligible to join the Home Library Service.

Books and Resources in Community Languages

Tameside Libraries have collections of books, newspapers and magazines in:

Dual language children's books are available in English and the following languages: Albanian; Arabic; Bangla; Chinese; Farsi; French; Gujarati; Polish; Portuguese and Urdu.

Computer Access For Everyone

Tameside Libraries have equipment and software that makes it easier for everyone to use our computers, from large keyboards to screen magnification software