What is Homebound?
The Homebound Library Delivery Service at The New Lenox Library provides free Library delivery services to individuals who are residents within our district boundaries and are unable to physically come to the New Lenox Library.
You must be a resident of New Lenox District and have a current New Lenox Library card. Delivery and pick up is available to individuals unable to come to the Library due to mobility, health, or disability barriers. Whether you are at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing facility, you are eligible.
If you or someone you know is interested in receiving homebound service, you can:
- Fill out the Homebound application form at the bottom of the page
- Call Adult & Teen Services 815-485-2605 ext. 400
- Visit the Library building
Questions & Answers
Will someone call from the Library to discuss items that I may be interested in?
The Outreach Coordinator will contact the applicant to explain how to request books and other materials, as well as help with suggestions based off of your application. We deliver on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
How long can I borrow the items you bring me?
The lending period for New Lenox Library items through the homebound program is flexible, generally 4 weeks. You can renew your materials one time.
Materials not available at the time of request will be placed on reserve and delivered when they become available. Please note that there may be waiting lists for new and/or popular items.
Can we deliver new releases?
Yes! The lending period for new releases is 4 weeks for Homebound patrons.
What materials are available?
The library has a large collection of large print and regular print books, as well as many audio books, back issue magazines, movies and music that we can deliver.
Is there a limit to how much I can borrow?
The Library does not limit the number of items that may be borrowed per delivery through this program, with the exception on new release DVDs and TV Series, which is limited to one per checkout.
When will you be delivering materials?
Once we have discussed what materials you are interested in, we will schedule a time to visit your home to deliver materials. Home visits are scheduled on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
How do I return items?
Materials will be delivered to and picked up from each participant’s residence by Library staff or volunteers.
Participants will be charged the replacement cost for materials that are lost and/or damaged while in their care.
How do I refer someone I know?
If you know someone who could potentially benefit from our Homebound Library Service, refer them today! Fill out the form on this page, visit the Library building, or call Adult & Teen Services at 815-485-2605 ext. 400, and we’ll take care of the rest.