Homebound Service

 

The homebound service is currently full but there is a waiting list available. Please contact Robert Margis if you would like to be put on the waiting list.

Eligibility
Residents of Racine County living east of I-94 who are not able to come to the library. “Homebound” is defined as being generally confined to the residence either temporarily, due to illness or accident, or permanently, due to age, disability or other mobility problems. A certificate of eligibility must be completed and signed by a medical doctor or other professional, other than the applicant’s immediate family, as part of the application for homebound service.

Delivery Schedule/Loan Period
Materials will be delivered once a month. At the time new materials are delivered, the items from the previous delivery will be retrieved and returned to the library. Deliveries will be made Monday – Friday between 10 am and 2 pm.

Fines/Fees
Homebound delivery is free. Overdue fines are not charged on homebound materials, but the library’s standard fee schedule applies for damaged or lost items.

Materials Available for Homebound Delivery
All formats of materials are eligible for homebound delivery, but items in high demand may be excluded. The usual limits of 10 items per AV format will apply. Only materials owned by the Racine Public Library are eligible for home delivery, but requests for purchase will be considered for items that the library does not own. Each delivery will be limited to one bag of materials or approximately 25 – 30 items.