Persons living in the Northampton Area Public Library's direct service area who because of age, illness or other temporary or permanent disability are unable to use the library are eligible for homebound services. Eligibility for each individual will be determined by the director.
The patron may borrow books, magazines, pamphlets, music CDs, videos, DVDs, Playaways (portable digital books), books on tape, and books on CD. The patron may also choose between regular or large print books. These materials are delivered and picked up by a home delivery service volunteer.
The reference librarian will determine what sort of materials each homebound patron would like to receive and can send an assortment matched to their interests or pull specific titles requested by the individual. The library will also borrow books from other libraries (through interlibrary loan), if we do not own a specific title.
If you are interested in this service and would like to apply, or if you have any questions on this service, please contact the Northampton Area Public Library at (610) 262-7537, or see below to apply online.
Click here for the Homebound Services Application