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HomeBound Service
HomeBound Service
Lewiston City Library offers HomeBound Service to Lewiston residents who are temporarily or permanently no longer able to come to the library on their own, but still want access to library materials.  Library staff selects materials based upon individual readers' interests and requests, and a volunteer delivers their items.  For more information call the Lewiston City Library at 208.798.2506 or email us. 

Q: How do I enroll in the program?
A: Fill out our online application or call the library and we will mail you an application.  Return the application by mail (or have it brought in) and we will contact you to get you started in the program.  You can also print the application from home and mail it in.

Q: Is there any charge associated with the HomeBound Service?
A: No, our service is free.  Also, since pick up of materials is scheduled, you will not accrue overdue fees.  You are only responsible for the lost or damaged library materials you borrowed.

Q: What kind of materials can I get?
A: Anything available for checkout can be delivered to you: books, large print books, audio books, videos, magazines, etc. To request items from the library simply call 208.798.2506.

Q: How long may I keep the materials?
A: The lending period for all items through the HomeBound Program is four weeks.  You may renew your items as long as nobody else is waiting for them.  If you receive an overdue notice, please call the library to renew the items or have a volunteer come pick them up to be returned to the library.

Q: How do I return items?
A: When you're finished with the items, simply call the library and we will arrange for them to be picked up.  It is important if you are expecting books or have called for books to be returned to the library that you keep the scheduled time appointment for the pick up service.  This prevents our volunteers from making unnecessary trips.

Volunteer for HomeBound Service
The HomeBound Service is always looking for volunteers to help deliver books.  If you have some spare time, your own transportation, and would enjoy delivering books to those who love reading, please consider becoming involved in the program.  Call the library at 208.798.2525 to learn more. 

Another Option for Reading Materials
Consider the program Talking Books.  Audio books and magazines can be loaned free to any Idaho resident who is unable to read regular print, hold a book, or turn pages due to temporary or permanent physical limitation. This free service provides the following to registered users:  

  • Books, magazines, and playback equipment
  • Materials mailed directly to and from the user via Free Matter for the Blind
  • Toll free number to contact the Talking Book Service
  • Resources to help select titles of interest
  • Online catalog for direct titles
  • Ability to download digital titles

To learn more about the program click here to be redirected to Idaho Commission for Libraries.