Are you homebound and unable to come to the Library?
Let us bring the Library to you! Mount Prospect Public Library provides free delivery of library materials to Mount Prospect residents and registered cardholders who are physically unable to come to the Library due to disability or long-term illness.
Registration for this service is easy. Complete the attached online form, or contact one of the Homebound Coordinators, Cathleen Blair or Denise Truppa, at 847/253-5675 ext. 4070. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to:
- Homebound Coordinator
- Mount Prospect Public Library
- 10 S. Emerson Street
- Mount Prospect, IL 60056
After registering for the service, one of the Homebound Coordinators will come to you! We will request to hold onto your library card while you are receiving this service. You will then be connected with a staff member to discuss what types of materials interest you. Books (fiction, nonfiction, large print, and audio), magazines, DVDs, and CDs are eligible for homebound checkout. A volunteer will then contact you to make arrangements for delivery, generally scheduled for one delivery per month.
- One Delivery per month
- Six-Week Checkout, which includes delivery and pickup
- Unlimited Books and Audiobooks
- Limited DVDs and CDs
- Fines waived for late materials, though timely return is expected in order to continue in program*
A Few Things are Unavailable:
- Participation in the Bestseller Club
- Interlibrary Loan Service
- Placing Holds
How can you become a homebound volunteer?
Contact the Library at 847/253-5675. A short orientation is required, as are a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. You will be assigned a homebound patron as needed.
*Homebound patrons are still responsible for lost or damage fees.