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Outreach to the Homebound

Staff member delivers books to a homebound patron; a volunteer unloads materials to be delivered; a homebound patron reads using an e-reader; a homebound patron is enjoying her book

Home Delivery

Library staff and volunteers can deliver books, DVDs, audiobooks, and other library materials to your home, if you are unable to come to the library, due to age, illness, or disability. Many people receiving home deliveries are older adults who can no longer drive or walk to the library, although this service is certainly not limited to seniors.

Deliveries are made once or twice per month to individuals living at long-term care residences, personal homes or apartments. This free service is available on a long-term or short-term basis.

You can request specific titles, or library staff and volunteers can select materials for you based on your personal reading interests.

Library materials available for delivery include:

How do I sign up?

To sign up over the phone, call the Library Outreach Program at 360.417.8500 ext. 7708, or click here to download an application. After you complete and return your application, library staff will call to talk with you about your reading preferences and to arrange your first home delivery.

Mail applications to:
NOLS Outreach Program
2210 S. Peabody St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Are there any charges for home deliveries?

No, there are no charges for this public library service. Because Outreach Program participants rely on others to deliver and return library materials, there are no overdue fines. If materials are lost or damaged after delivery, participants will be responsible for paying the replacement cost. Library materials are considered lost when they are 63 days overdue.

For more information call 360.417.8500 ext. 7708 or email .

Washington Talking Book and Braille Library

The NOLS Outreach Program is also your link to the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, which provides free public library service by mail to individuals who are unable to read standard print material. For more information, visit www.wtbbl.org or call 1-800-542-0866.