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Homebound Delivery

 

Who is qualified for this service?

Waukegan Public Library’s Home Delivery service provides library materials to Waukegan residents who are unable to visit the library due to temporary or long-term physical illness or disability.  Verification from a physician, social worker or registered nurse will be requested.  Home Delivery patrons reside within the Waukegan Public Library service area and are eligible for a library card.  All circulation policies apply.

What Library materials are available and what is the cost?

Materials available for delivery include all Waukegan Public Library materials with the exception of “New” items with a 14, 7 or 3 day loan period, up to 16 items each month. You may request specific titles or books by your favorite authors, subject to availability. Materials will be selected for you based on the reading interests you indicate to the Home Delivery Coordinator. By participating in the program, you agree that the library will keep track of the titles we have checked out for you previously. However, you may receive titles you have already read. This is a free service provided by library staff and volunteers.

When are books delivered?

Deliveries are made the first Monday morning of each month by dedicated library volunteers. At the same time, volunteers will collect materials from last month to return to the library.

How do I sign up?

You may call Waukegan Public Library and ask for the Home Delivery Coordinator at 847-623-2041, ext. 228 or you can use the online application form.

What are my other options?

As an alternative to this program, you may prefer to have library materials selected and delivered by a friend or family member. With your written permission, library staff can authorize use of your card by a person of your choice.

Can I volunteer with the Home Delivery program?

Yes, Home Delivery requires many volunteers to help with book selection, check out, and delivery. Please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 847-623-2041, ext. 234 if you are interested in helping with this service.