also known as: Large Print Books.
If you, a relative or friend struggle to read small print books, why not try large print? Using a font of at least 16 points in size, large print titles are perfect for people who have poor vision. Anybody can borrow and reserve large print books for free in the same way as normal books.
It is now free to
reserve a book or to have a book from another library sent to your
local library. You can also borrow audiobooks for free - click
here for more information on audiobooks.
Large print books are listed in
the library catalogue with large print in the catalogue. You
can search for all large print books or you can type in a specific
title and the large print option will also be shown.
You can search for all large print books by clicking
Large Print Author of the Month
This month's Large Print Author of the Month is Sheila
Nowhere Man by Sheila Quigley
A family which rules the world, a group of women no one would
suspect, a diabetic girl on the run, all of which place DI Mike
Yorke in turmoil. Mike never mixes work and play - but his latest
case on Holy Island has come a little too close to
Below are just a few examples
of titles that we have in large print - click on the book
covers to search the library catalogue:
Most of our recommendations are also available in
large print - just click here to find out more. You can
find the recommended books in the library catalogue by clicking on
the book covers.
Children's Large Print
Like normal books, it is free for your child to borrow and
reserve large print books. Large print contains the same
content as the usual title, but the words are a minimum of font
size 16, making these books perfect for children with poor vision
or difficulties such as dyslexia.
Below are just a few examples of titles that we have in large
print - click on the book covers to find them in the library
Lucy finds that an old wardrobe in a country house is a gateway
to a magical land of fauns, centaurs, nymphs and talking animals -
but also of the evil White Witch who has held the land of Narnia in
eternal winter for a hundred years.
Hiccup Haddock Horrendous III was a truly extraordinary Viking
hero. The warrior chieftain and awesome sword fighter was known as
'the Dragon Whisperer', on account of his power over these
terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that.
Hetty Feather is a Foundling Hospital girl and was given her
name when she was left there as a baby by her mother. But she
always longed to be called Sapphire. When she is reunited with her
mother, she hopes for a new life.
When Shadow, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle
of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner is devastated. Meanwhile,
Shadow makes friends with a local Afghan boy, and sees a whole
other side of the war.
Dother Hall Performing Arts College is not quite the showbiz
experience Tallulah was expecting. But once her mates turn up and
they start their summer course things are bound to perk up.
Especially when the boys arrive. Six weeks of freedom.
'Twilight', 'New Moon', & 'Eclipse' tempted the imagination.
And now? In the much anticipated fourth book in Stephenie Meyer's
love story, questions will be answered and the fate of Bella &
Edward will be revealed.
Fees and Charges
Large print books are free to borrow and reserve.
How else can my library help disabled or visually impaired
Click here for more information on our
libraries' services for disabled people.