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Concessionary Membership Schemes

The Library Service offers a number of targeted concessionary membership schemes, each of which offers customers special borrowing rights.
Please ask staff about registering

Concessionary Audio-Visual Membership

This scheme is aimed at people with a significant print disability (eg learning disability or visual impairment) and allows 2 DVDs/Music CDs/Games or Audio books to be borrowed at any one time free of charge. There are under 18 and over 18 categories.  Reservations for items in Hampshire stock are free.

We are now asking for documentary evidence of eligibility, principally the Hampshire County Council disability card where the holder is registered as having severe or partial sight impairment or having a learning disability.
Customers aged 18 or over will usually be asked for a Hampshire County Council disability card.
Cards can be obtained via Adult Services - tel 0845 603 5630 or email adult.services@hants.gov.uk.

Please note that eligibility for visual impairment registration requires a certificate from an opthalmologist.
For further details see  Sight Loss Registration

Under 18's

Customers who are under 18 can show their Gateway Card or provide a letter from their school, or doctor, indicating that they have a significant print disability. A letter has been provided below which can be downloaded and printed as required.

 

Print Disabled Membership

Free access to large print and audio books for those who are unable to read standard print books. Those with a print or sight disability are invited to register for this scheme. Customers are allowed free reservations for large print and audio books in Hampshire’s stock.

Print Disabled Group Membership

This scheme is aimed at supporting group activities in libraries and not for institutions where customers could take out individual Audio-Visual membership. It is aimed at those groups that need DVDs etc in order to be able to function.

 

Adult Basic Education Tutors

This scheme is aimed at supporting adult basic education tutors. It allows them to borrow material for extended periods in order to carry out their work.   

Please register for this scheme at your local library.

 

Job seekers

This scheme is aimed at helping the unemployed. A reduced rate of fines applies, see charges. We are asking for documentary evidence of eligibility, principally the JSA40, which is obtained from the Job Centre.

Please register for this scheme at your local library.

 

 

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