Listening Books - a UK charity providing an audiobook lending service to those who cannot read or hold a book

We are a UK charity that provides an audiobook lending service to children and adults who cannot read or hold a book due to illness, disability, learning or mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. 

Members can choose from over 10,000 audiobooks in various categories, and borrow them on CD or download them on a tablet or smartphone. 

As well as access to thousands of audiobooks, our members also get free access to audio newspapers and magazines through PressReader. 

Who to contact

020 7407 9417 020 7407 9417 020 7234 0522 020 7234 0522
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Where to go

Listening Books, 12 Lant Street
Directions to SE1 1QH

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When is it on
Our office ours are 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. Our online audiobook service is available 24 hrs a day.
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Membership is heavily subsidised, and we also have free memberships available for those that couldn't afford membership. £20 - Download and Stream £35 - MP3 CDs by post £45 - Download, Stream and borrow CDs.


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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.


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Family Information Service 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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