The Homebound delivery program serves clients of the Stillwater Mobile Meals Program, and residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Services are also extended to homebound individuals who arrange to have someone pick up and return library materials for them. A library patron with a current regular card may have the card changed to Homebound status should an event occur which will leave the patron homebound for 60 days or more.
The Outreach Librarian will select materials for the homebound, maintain circulation records, and prepare materials for pick-up and delivery.
Library materials for the homebound will be selected on the basis of reader profiles, telephone contacts, or by requests and preferences marked on a book list. If homebound individuals prefer, they can arrange for friends or relatives to select books for them. In this instance, photo identification of the friend or relative will be required at time of checkout.
Delivery of library materials to participants in the Mobile Meals Program will be performed by the drivers for Mobile Meals. Delivery of materials to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be performed by the Outreach Librarian or his/her designee.
A limit of 15 items may be checked out for a period of 30 days. These items cannot be renewed. All regular circulating items may be checked out on homebound cards.
No fines will be assessed to homebound patrons for overdue items. If an item is not returned to the library for three (3) months, the patron will be assessed the cost of the item. If items are returned to the library damaged, the patron will be assessed the cost of the item. The patron will have thirty (30) days to pay costs incurred to them. Fees for lost and damaged items may be waived in exceptional situations. Exceptional situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis by the Library Director or his/her designee. If a homebound patron wishes to designate a 2nd party who will be responsible for fees incurred on the account, they may do so on the application form.
For more information about the Homebound program, call the Outreach Librarian at 372-3633 x8115 or print and fill out the homebound application form and turn in at the Check Out Desk.