Free postal lending library

Our library can help you get the answers to questions about your child’s condition with our range of books on topics relating to brain conditions. Or your child could discover a new favourite sound, sight or smell with one of the switch toys, fibre optics or sensory kits from our sensory toy library.

If you live in the UK and care for a child aged 16 or under with a brain condition you can join our postal lending library.

Borrow Books

You can borrow two books at a time for 28 days at a time. (If you don’t finish it in time just give us a call and we can renew it for you, as long as no one else is waiting for it.) The books are sent out to you in the post with a freepost label for you to return them at the end of the loan period so it’s completely free.

Some of the topics we have books on are:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Autism, Aspergers and ADHD
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Other specific neurological conditions
  • Special Education Provision
  • Bringing up a Child with Additional Needs
  • Growing Up
  • Support for Carers

We also have children’s books. We have some to explain specific conditions that you can read with your child and ones for older children to read themselves. Or if your child prefers stories we have fiction featuring characters with special needs. You can also borrow introductory books and DVDs on signing, books on emotions, growing up and sensory issues as well as books for siblings to explain how life is different for their brother or sister.

Library book list Children's book list

Borrow Sensory toys

We have a variety of sensory toys for all sorts of different sensory needs. So if your child is sensory seeking or sensory sensitive we have a kit that’s suitable. If they’re learning about cause and effect or have limited mobility one of our switch toys could be just the toy for you. We even have soft play toys and communication aids.

You can borrow one sensory item at a time for 28 days. They are delivered and collected by courier, which we arrange for you.

Sensory toy list book list

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks

You can now borrow ebooks and audiobooks from us using the BorrowBox app and website.

We have a selection of titles that you can borrow for free for 28 days. There are also several children’s audiobooks, if your child prefers to listen to stories rather than to read books.

The ebooks can be borrowed to read on Apple or Android devices, Kindle Fire tablets or on your computer.