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Young Calibre
Audio Library

Our library

Young Calibre Audio Library provides a subscription-free postal and streaming service of audio books for children and young adults who are unable to read print because of sight loss, dyslexia or physical disability. You do not have to be registered blind to use Calibre.


The Young Calibre library consists of 1,500 books arranged into Key Stages 1 -4: these are available on MP3 CDs, USB memory sticks or via streaming. The tailored service allows the issue of books by Key Stage or members can make their own personal reading lists. In addition to offering a large choice of books for young people’s leisure, Calibre has a range of titles that support the educational needs of pupils studying GCSEs or A Levels from the major examination boards, as well as books relating to the Personal, Social and Health Education of the national curriculum. These include books on sex education, body image, drug misuse and overcoming exam nerves. Non X-Rated books can also be borrowed from the adult library.


Members can borrow up to 8 CDs and/or 3 memory sticks and limitless streaming titles at any one time.

There are no postal charges or fines for late or damaged books.

Joining young Calibre

Calibre offers a free 12 week trial period with one book at a time despatched.


People then pay a one-off joining fee of £20 to receive free books for life. There is also a one-stop shop membership package for under £55 which also includes a choice of USB memory stick players.


Calibre also offers a group membership for schools for £72 per year where up to 8 books can be borrowed at a time.

For more information...

call Membership Services 01296 432 339 




Finding Us

Calibre Audio Library
New Road
HP22 5XQ