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A selection of large print and talking books is available from the Marlborough District Libraries.
The libraries in Blenheim and Picton also have a special service for house-bound or convalescing people who cannot get into the library to choose their own books.
The house-bound service, run by the Friends of the Library, will bring a selection of books, magazines, talking books, music or jig-saws to those who request it.
A volunteer from the Friends will visit to get an indication of reading preferences, and then arrange for a regular selection of material to be delivered.
There are smaller community library services available in the Awatere, Marlborough Sounds and Rai Valley.
Arrangements can be made to supply a selection of books to elderly people living in outlying areas. Please contact the library to discuss your needs.
The library is also a good place to begin if you are setting out with your family research. The Marlborough District Libraries have books on this subject as well as a collection of local history and local family history books. Access to Ancestry.com is also provided for use in the libraries.
You can also learn about clubs and organisations in Marlborough through the library. Its Community Information Database has information and contacts. Ask at the library information counter if you need help to search for something, or view it online via the Marlborough District Libraries website, www.marlboroughlibraries.govt.nz
Blenheim Library Ph: 03 520 7491 Picton Library Ph: 03 520 7493