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Gift Memberships

Photo of a smiling child wearing headphones. White text reads: Give the gift of audio

Are you looking for a meaningful present that will bring joy to your loved one all year long? A membership to Listening Books is the perfect gift for any bookworm! With over 10,000 to choose from there are books to suit all tastes, with new books made available all the time. 


How much is it?

At just £20 for a year’s online membership, you can give that special someone access to our vast collection of audiobooks, available 24 hours a day. Download or listen on the go using the Libby app, or online through our website.

At no additional cost, members also receive access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from all over the world through our partner service PressReader.


What if technology is a barrier to signing up or using the service?

If you are worried that the technological side of things might be too much for your friend or relative but you know they’d love the books, then we can help as much as they need. We are happy to talk them through setting up the app over the phone.

Alternatively, our postal service is perfect for those who are less internet savvy. For £35 per year, your giftee can choose their own books from our MP3 CD collection, or, if they are unable to pick their own titles, our experienced and friendly membership team can choose books for them. We send out four at a time directly to them, and when they have finished they return them using the freepost envelope provided. There are no late fees, and they can borrow as many books as they like throughout the year.


Who is eligible for gift membership?

Listening Books is for people of all ages who find that their illness, mental health, or physical or learning impairment impacts on their ability to read or hold a book. 

If you are unsure whether your loved one qualifies, please contact our membership team at or on 020 7234 0522.


How do I apply?

To apply online for a gift membership to Listening Books, click here.

Alternatively, contact our membership team at or on 020 7234 0522. Let us know what type of membership you would like (online or postal) and we'll talk you through the rest of the process. 

My daughter paid for my membership and it was the greatest present she could have given me! I never believed that I could enjoy an audiobook in the same way as traditionally reading, but Listening Books has reawakened my love for books. I’ve listened to at least 50 books in just the past 8 months and I have barely scratched the surface of the titles in my wish list. You've brought happiness back into my life!

Alison, Listening Books memberAlison, Listening Books member

Over 10,000 titles to choose from!

Fiction, Non-Fiction and everything in between

Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

A Tiny Bit Marvellous

A Tiny Bit Marvellous

Author: Dawn French

A Streetcat Named Bob

A Streetcat Named Bob

Author: James Bowen

A Caribbean Mystery

A Caribbean Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie



Author: Fearne Cotton