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Homebound Outreach

Homebound Outreach

What is Homebound Outreach?

Provo City Library provides free delivery of materials to homebound patrons. To be eligible for Homebound Outreach Service an individual must be:
  • A resident of Provo
  • A Provo City Library cardholder in good standing
  • Homebound due to age or long-term (more than three months) illness, injury, or disability
Materials available for delivery include:

How does this service work?

Patrons must choose their own titles and submit a list to Provo City Library’s Outreach Librarians.  They will pull the items and prepare them for delivery. 

Our librarians can bring you materials which will help your book selection including information on authors, booklists, and recommendations.

Your list of items wanted can be submitted by email or over the phone, at least 3-4 business days in advance of your desired delivery date.

Materials can be delivered as often as four weeks apart.  Patrons should request enough items to last them that length of time.  Renewals are possible as long as the items are not on hold for another patron.

Failure to return any library items will result in cessation of delivery until the items are found and returned to the library.

For further information on this or any other service, please contact the Reference Desk at 801-852-6661.

 

How do I apply for Homebound Outreach service?

To apply for Outreach service fill out the Application Form available at the Reference Desk.  Return the completed form to the Reference Desk or mail it to:

Outreach Service
Provo City Library
550 N University Ave
Provo UT 84601-1618

If you are unable to fill out and return the form yourself, please call the Reference Desk (801-852-6661) who can fill out the form with information you provide over the phone.

For more information—

  • Library catalog, which allows you to look up materials, place holds, and see what’s currently checked out on your card
  • Booklists
  • Calendars of programs
  • Home access for library cardholders to databases which can help you find information about genealogy, business, science, and more
  • Information about other special library services such as Interlibrary Loan