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Listening Books: Charity Audiobook Library - Free Memberships

Listening Books is a national UK charity, that provides an audiobook library service for children and adults who have a learning difficulty, physical or learning disability, illness, or mental health condition, which affects their ability to read or hold books in the usual way. We currently have free memberships available for people living in Merseyside, who would find it difficult to cover our usual membership fees (between £20 to £45 per year) for any reason. Our service gives members access to over 8,000 audiobooks on MP3 CD sent in the post (no postage or late fees) and by downloading and streaming through our website or app. Our educational titles support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A Level and some are not available anywhere else.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Claire Gosden
Contact Position
Membership and Recruitment Administrator
Telephone
E-mail
cgosden@listening-books.org.uk
Website
www.listening-books.org.uk

Where to go

Notes

We are a national UK charity and our office is based in London. We have free memberships available for people living in Merseyside.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Office and Library support is available between Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm)
Session Information
Office and Library support is available between Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm)

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
We have a number of FREE memberships available for anyone who would find it difficult to cover our usual membership fees (between £20 to £45 per year).
Details
No financial proof is required, just a self-declaration that the membership fee would be a barrier to joining. We are a chairty and there are NO hidden costs involved in our free memberships.

Availability

Referral Details

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Other notes

Listening Books is a national UK charity who provide an audiobook library service for anyone with a learning difficulty, physical or learning disability, illness, or mental health condition, which affects their ability to read or hold books in the usual way. We currently have a number of free memberships available for people living in Merseyside, who would like to join but would find it difficult to cover the usual membership fees (between £20 to £45 per year) for any reason. 

The service is available to children and adults and is not just for people with a visual impairment, but many other conditions such as: dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities, anxiety, cerebral palsy, problems with manual dexterity and many others. We believe that books should be accessible to everyone and audiobooks can be a wonderful source of entertainment, comfort and relaxation for those who are missing out on the enjoyment of reading. 

Our library has over 8,000 fiction, non-fiction and educational titles, including bestselling authors such as JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, Suzanne Collins, David Walliams, Malorie Blackman, Philip Pullman and many more. Our educational titles support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A Level and many are recorded in-house, in our professional digital studios and are not available anywhere else. Members can borrow our titles in three easily accessible ways:

  • sent directly through the post on MP3 CD with no postage costs or late fees.
  • download audiobooks through our website or app to smartphones, tablets, computers, laptops.
  • stream audiobooks online through your computer, laptop or tablet.

A free membership covers both online and postal CD services, so members can choose what works best for them.  

We don’t require any financial proof for these free memberships, just a self-declaration that the membership fees would be a barrier to joining the service. Please be assured that we are a charity and there are no hidden costs involved in our free memberships.  

If you would like to find out more about Listening Books or have any questions, please visit our website or get in touch.

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Young Adults (16 to 25)
Primary (5 to 11)
Secondary (11 to 16)
Early Years (0 to 5)