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Homebound Service Policy

The Union County Public Library offers books, audio books, magazines, DVDs, and other materials to homebound citizens. Citizens must meet one of the following criteria to qualify for homebound service:

  • A permanent physical condition that prohibits a person from safely visiting the library.
  • Have no means of receiving service such as delivery through family members or friends.
  • A temporary health situation (medical leave due to surgery, childbirth, etc.) that prohibits a person from visiting the library. Service will be provided until recovery is complete.
  • Residency in a nursing care facility, whether temporary or permanent.
  • Health conditions associated with the elderly that make a person unable to safely visit the library.
  • If deemed necessary, applicants may be required to present a physician’s statement indicating the necessity for homebound service.

Outreach services staff will, after an initial consultation with the patron, assemble library materials for individuals based on their interests and special requests. Materials will be checked out on the patron’s library card then delivered and picked up weekly. Overdue fines are not charged to homebound patrons, but patrons are expected to have materials available for pickup and returned in a timely fashion. Homebound patrons are responsible for fees associated with lost or damaged items.

Updated 10/2014