Reminiscence resources in libraries

Reminiscence resources are activity books and training guides, films, music, pictures, jigsaws and objects which help to re-awaken people’s memories of their experiences and lives.

They can be used for working with older people including those with dementia, and adults or children with disabilities, either in a group setting or one-to-one. They are ideal for care homes, carers and family members.

View the Reminiscence Collection

How can I borrow them?

Anyone can borrow these items. Day centres and care homes will find them particularly useful for people who enjoy remembering the past.

You can reserve reminiscence materials online free of charge to collect at your local library.

If you would like a library card for your care home please use this link to request one using the Library Enquiry form

Books for people with memory loss

Pictures to Share are books with images and simple text specially designed for people with memory loss and their carers, available in all our libraries.

Contact us

For more information about borrowing reminiscence collections, please contact our libraries: