The Homebound Delivery Service looks to offer library materials to East Bridgewater residents who are unable to visit the library according to the outlined criteria. Homebound delivery may include the selection of materials by library staff and delivery of materials by library selected volunteers. All volunteers will be subject to a CORI check. Deliveries will be made to residents of East Bridgewater only.
An East Bridgewater resident requesting homebound delivery must meet the criteria established by the library. A doctor’s certificate may be required.
The following is the criteria:
- Permanent physical, mental and/or intellectual disabilities that prevent an individual from visiting the library.
- Temporary physical limitation that prevents an individual from visiting the library and which will last four weeks or longer.
- Mobility problems that prevent an individual from visiting the library.
If requested, materials can be selected by the librarian that meets the needs and interests of the homebound patron. All attempts will be made to select appropriate items, but the library is not responsible for the content of materials. Homebound patrons may also place their own requests for items through the SAILS catalog and have items delivered to them as they arrive at the library. Homebound patrons will be contacted by library staff to set up delivery times when items are available for them.
Homebound patrons will be issued an East Bridgewater Public Library card and follow all the rules and regulations required of a card holder. Homebound patrons will be held responsible for lost, stolen or damage materials.
If you meet these criteria and would be interested in the homebound delivery service, please complete and return the Homebound Delivery Application (attached below) to the East Bridgewater Public Library.
You will be contacted to make arrangements for delivery.