Monroe County Public Library is providing free used canes, crutches, walkers and rollators to the public. This Mobility Aids Lending Library (also known as “MALL”) is a partnership between the Library, a group of local wheelchair users known as the Wheelie Women, and the City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility.
Other mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and powered devices, may be available from our other MALL partners. If you are interested in learning more about the program or acquiring or donating mobility aids the Library does not carry, check the MALL website or email contact [at] mobilityaidslendinglibrary.org.
All devices are available for free to check out at the Downtown Library's second-floor service desk during regular hours and at Ellettsville Branch or Southwest Branch upon request.
To check out a mobility aid from the Library, you will need:
- Your library card
- Signed liability waiver, which means that borrowers will need to be age 18 or older
However, unlike other library loans, these devices will not have a due date; you can keep them as long as you need them, and you will not be charged if you have them indefinitely.
The Library is also accepting related donations, but only canes, crutches, walkers, and rollators, and only if they are clean and in good working order. We are not able to repair or refurbish items that are not ready to use. If you are interested in learning more about the program or acquiring or donating mobility aids the Library does not carry, check the MALL website or email contact [at] mobilityaidslendinglibrary.org.
If you have questions about this service, please email mall [at] mcpl.info.