In-Home Library Service Guidelines

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for in-home library service, applicants must:

  • Reside in Monroe County
  • Have an illness or disability that prevents them from being able to visit the library
  • Read and agree to the program guidelines

Please be aware that due to staffing limitations, applicants may be placed on a waiting list. Preference will be given to those who lack the support of a household member or caregiver to pick up library materials for them.

Library Materials and Loan Periods

The Outreach Department has a current collection of popular materials for adults including books (large and regular print), audiobooks on CD, DVDs, and kits available for loan. Items may be borrowed for up to eight weeks at a time.

Materials Selection

In-home patrons can make specific requests or ask Outreach staff to select materials for them based on their interests and past reading or viewing history. To help our staff better serve you, we maintain a reading history for all program participants.

Delivery Frequency and Schedule

In-home patrons receive a home delivery from Outreach Department staff every six to eight weeks. Deliveries are made between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM and are scheduled in advance.

It’s Free

There is no service charge or fines/fees affiliated with this program. Thank you for doing your best to return items on time and for handling our collection with care. Please remember this service is for you; don’t lend our materials to friends or family members.

How to Apply

You may call the department to request an application, apply online, or through a fillable form [PDF] that can be printed and returned by mail or email Outreach Department staff will contact you to confirm receipt of your application.

Outreach Department – A service of Monroe County Library System Outreach Department

Online Application        Printable Form