The Library selects and delivers books and other materials to people living in the Worthington School District who are unable to come to the library.
For more information, contact:
Erin Buerk, Volunteer Coordinator
How does it work?
- We will ask you about your reading preferences. You can request specific titles and authors or give general categories and allow us to select items.
- You may request books, large print books, audiobooks, music CDs and movies, but not magazines.
- We deliver once a month at a prearranged time. All items must be returned at the next delivery unless you arrange to renew them.
- Repeated loss or damage to library items will result in cancellation of your service.
- We will keep a record of your reading preferences and items delivered to you. This record is confidential and is only used to select items you will enjoy.
- We respect your preferences regarding content such as explicit sex, rough language or violence, but no censorship will be exercised when selecting items.
Do you qualify?
- Homebound service is available to residents of the Worthington School District, or to those who live in a private residence in the Northwest Library service area. Patrons who live in a nursing or assisted care facility in the Northwest Library service area but outside the Worthington School District should call Columbus Metropolitan Library at 614-645-2275.
- You must be unable to come to the Library due to illness, disability, low vision or non-driver status (senior).
- If you live with an able-bodied adult relative, you do not qualify for homebound service.
- You must return any items you have checked out and resolve outstanding fees before homebound service can begin.
- The homebound service card replaces your individual library card— you cannot have both.
- There may be a waiting list for homebound service depending on the number of applicants and the availability of volunteers.