Doorstep Delivery Service for the Homebound

Elderly man sitting at a table and reading a book
A truck moving and carrying a large open book in its cargo bed, above the words "Doorstep Delivery"

We enjoy seeing patrons in the library building and realize that some may have mobility issues that prevent them from visiting.  Accessibility to library services is important.

With Doorstep Delivery, an outreach librarian brings library materials like books, magazines, audiobooks, and DVDs straight to eligible individuals’ homes.

If you, or a friend or family member, cannot visit the library due to a permanent or temporary illness, disability, or injury, please consider utilizing the library’s Doorstep Delivery service.

Doorstep Delivery Service FAQ

An Outreach Librarian will provide a patron preferences form to help determine your library materials preferences. Before each visit, the Outreach Librarian will contact you to discuss your material needs and suggest new titles. Patrons can request specific items or allow the library staff to select materials based on their interests. The Library will then set up regular visits to bring you items and retrieve your returns. 

 Regular and large print books, audiobooks, DVDs, and magazines.  Pick your own books, music, and movies or let us pick for you. Up to 15 items may be requested per delivery, and items in high demand may be excluded.

Doorstep Delivery is available to patrons who live in the Pulaski County Public Library district and cannot visit the Library independently due to mobility impairment or disability. A patron may also qualify for in-home service temporarily due to an injury or mobility issue that is expected to resolve (e.g., bedrest, post-surgery recovery).   

Doorstep delivery is made every six weeks during library business hours. The Outreach Librarian will drop off a bag of new materials and collect any materials for return. Patrons may request contact-free delivery as long as the librarian can witness the retrieval of materials into the home before their departure. Library items will not be left unattended if the patron is not present to bring them inside. 

Materials checked out to Homebound Patrons are not eligible for late fines. Lost or damaged materials needing replacement will incur fees. The Library may pause delivery services for patrons with excessive unpaid fees or damaged items. 

 If you or a family member would like to participate in the homebound delivery service, please call the Library at 574-946-3432 or email Complete the application form online or pick up a paper application form from the Library.

The Doorstep Delivery Service is a free service provided for residents of the Pulaski County Public Library district.

The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) provides free library services to residents of Indiana who cannot use standard printed materials due to a visual, physical, or reading disability. Patrons may borrow braille books, digital audiobooks, large print books, audio magazines, and special playback equipment from the Talking Book Library; materials will be mailed directly to patrons' homes. Braille and audiobooks are also available to download from BARD. For more information or to register, please contact the Indiana State Library at 1-800-622-4970 or

The Library will work with staff from each organization to identify a responsible party for each location who will distribute and prepare the resident's materials every six weeks. 

If you are interested in receiving library delivery services for a resident of a center or facility, don't hesitate to contact the Library directly at 574-946-3432 or by email at