Polk County Public Library offers library service to homebound residents of Polk County who are physically unable to visit the library due to illness or disability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible to receive Homebound Delivery Services?
To receive services, you must be a homebound resident of Polk County and unable to visit the library due to physical disability or chronic illness.
You’ll also need a library card in good standing to receive services. If you do not currently have a library card, we can sign you up for one.
How do I sign up?
Fill out an Application for Homebound Delivery Service and return it to the library.
What can I borrow?
- Books – regular and large print
- Books on CD
- Music CD’s
Will I will get materials I like?
Items will be selected according to your suggestions and the areas of interest you indicate on your application. You can also request specific items.
How often will you visit?
Once a month. When your application is approved, we will contact you to establish a delivery schedule.
How long may I borrow the items you bring me?
Checkout periods for delivered materials are four weeks. Materials may be renewed unless requested by another.
Is there a charge?
There is no charge to participate, if eligible. Because we schedule pick-up of materials, there are no overdue fines. However, you are responsible for the care of library materials and for ensuring they are available at the scheduled pickup time and location. If you lose or damage materials, you will be charged the cost of the item.
For more information, call 828-894-8721 ext. 225