Homebound Delivery

Library Materials Delivered to You

Are you homebound?  Are you unable to get to the Library?  This program provides free delivery and pick-up of Library materials to homebound patrons.

Who qualifies for this service?

Individuals who reside in Palos Hills or Hickory Hills that are unable to get to the Library due to temporary or permanent illness or physical handicap, in addition to homebound seniors.

Is a Library card required?

Yes.  Even though a Library card is required to take advantage of this service, it is not necessary for you to come to the Library.  A representative from the Library can visit your home to gather the information that is needed.

What types of library materials are available?

Books (regular print, large print, paperback), magazines, and audiobooks are available for this program.  Patrons may ask for specific titles, or make a general request and let a staff member make the selections.

How do I enroll myself or someone else in this service?

If you or someone you know can benefit from this service, please contact the Information Desk at (708) 598-8446 ext. 120.

Are there other homebound delivery services available?

The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center provides free library service for anyone unable to read regular print because of low vision, blindness, or a physical disability.  Talking books are mailed free to and from library patrons, wherever they reside.  Eligible patrons work through the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center to set up service, order books, ask for help, and anything else that they need.  There is no charge to the patron.  For more information, call (800) 426-0706 or email info@illinoistalkingbooks.org.