Homebound Delivery

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 us at 708-598-8446 ext. 120.

Are there other homebound delivery services available?
The Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.  As the Regional Library, TBBS acts as the liaison to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and circulates books to all residents enrolled in the Talking Book and Braille Service.