Calibre Audio offers free Audiobooks to Bucks residents with print disabilities

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National charity Calibre Audio is encouraging eligible local people to join its free audiobook service and offering the additional opportunity to take part in new book groups being set up specifically for its members in Bucks.

Based in Aylesbury, Calibre Audio supports adults and children across the UK with a wide range of different print disabilities. These include blindness and visual impairment, learning difficulties such as dyslexia and ADHD, neurological conditions, physical disability that prevents holding a book and even long COVID.

Emma Scott, Director of Commissioning and Editorial at Calibre Audio explains:

“By offering free audiobooks to those who struggle to read print we can support learning and open up new interests and possibilities for them.  Whether it’s help to understand and follow an educational text, broadening their knowledge on specific subjects of interest or the ability to immerse themselves in a great story to help with relaxation, having free access to audiobooks can be transformative.

“We’re now delighted to be able to take this one step further for our adult members in Bucks by offering regular book groups giving them a chance to meet other like-minded local people and get involved in lively discussions about the group’s chosen books.”

“We’re keen to encourage anyone in Bucks who is eligible but not yet a Calibre member to join the service and register their interest in our book groups,” continued Emma.

Calibre Audio has a collection of more than 14,000 audiobooks ranging from the classics and the latest bestsellers to non-fiction and poetry.

There is also an extensive collection for children, including many GCSE and A level set texts.  Audiobooks can be downloaded to or streamed on any device or listened to via USB memory stick.

To find out more about Calibre Audio and sign up to join, please go to Anyone interested in joining a book group after becoming a member should email Calibre on or call the membership services team on 01296 432339.