Homebound Service

Homebound Delivery

What is Homebound Service?

Monroe County Public Library provides personalized delivery of library materials to those unable to visit the Library due to:

  • Physical disability
  • Extended illness or
  • Significant transportation problems

Items are selected based on patron requests and preferences and are delivered once a month. This service is free to Monroe County residents.

How can I request Homebound Service?

E-mail or call kdockert [at] mcpl.info (Katelynn Dockerty) at (812) 349-3050, ext. 2058 to request Homebound Service. You can also use this online form to request Homebound Service. If you prefer to use a printed form, simply print the PDF version of the form, fill it out, and mail it to:

Monroe County Public Library
Attention: Katelynn Dockerty
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

How can I volunteer to help?

The Library is looking for people who are willing to help select and deliver materials to homebound patrons. Volunteers must:

  • Donate 2-4 hours per month for delivery purposes
  • Complete a 1.5 hour training session and
  • Provide their own transportation

To volunteer, e-mail or call kdockert [at] mcpl.info (Katelynn Dockerty),  (812) 349-3050, ext. 2058. You can also use this online form to volunteer. If you prefer to use a printed form, simply print the PDF version of the application, fill it out, and mail it to the address above.

What other library services can be accessed from my home?

  • eLibrary Resources (Library Catalog, Inspire, community organizations, and Internet links).
  • General reference assistance by phone (812) 349-3050, or through the online Ask A Librarian form.
  • Renew or reserve materials, access your library account and other information by calling (812) 349-3050, or visiting the My Account web page.