Homebound Services

If you can’t come to the library, let the library come to you! Those who cannot easily come to the library because of permanent or temporary illness or disability can elect to have books delivered their homes.

Who is eligible?
You are eligible if you are a library district resident who is unable to visit the library due to permanent or temporary disability or illness. Upon entering the program, you will be issued a new “homebound” library ID.

Is there a fee?
Our service is free to eligible patrons. Also, there are no overdue fines, although you may be held responsible for lost or damaged items.

What materials can I borrow?

  • Books, excluding new books but including large print and paperback
  • Audiobooks on CD, cassette, or Playaway MP3 player
  • Magazines
  • Non-feature DVDs
  • Music CDs

How do I sign up?
Call us at (734) 475-8732 and ask for an adult services librarian. We will help you complete a homebound patron registration form that asks about the particular materials you would like delivered. You can also print the form as a Microsoft Word or PDF file and return it to us by mail, or you may also call and leave a message for Cathy Kamil at 734-475-8732 x 401, or Click Here to email her. After registration, we will set up a schedule for your home delivery.

volunteers or library staff

Who will deliver the materials?
Materials will be delivered by trained volunteers or library staff.

How often will materials be delivered?
You will determine the frequency of delivery from one-time-only to monthly. All materials will be checked out to you for a four-week period.

Can I renew materials?
You may renew materials once, for an additional four-week period. However, renewals cannot be placed if someone else is waiting for an item.

How will materials be selected?
You will determine our level of involvement, which can range from filling specific title requests to regular staff selections based on your interest profile. Feel free to call us at any time with suggestions by title, author, subject, or genre.

How many items can I request?
There is no limit. You may check out as many items as you expect to need for a four-week period.

How do I volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer to help deliver books, please call (734) 475-8732 x202 to speak with Linda Ballard, Volunteer Services Coordinator. Learn more about the library’s volunteer program.