Home Library Service

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    What is Home Library Service?

    Home Library Service (HLS) is a delivery program for people who are home bound, living independently, and not able to visit the library. It is a service to keep our community connected to the library and foster a life long love of reading!


    How Does Home Library Service Work?

    Once a month, volunteers will deliver a bag of books that have been selected just for you! The volunteer will return the older bag of books to the library. If you have not finished reading or listening to a book by the date of your next exchange, simply inform library staff and we will try to renew it for you.

    When you register for Home Library Service, we will keep your library card at the library for you. If you don’t have a card, we will create one.

    photo of books, audiobooks, and CNIB materials.

    Eligible Materials

    We have many fiction and non-fiction titles availabe in three formats:

    • Regular print hardcover and paperback books
    • Large print hardcover and paperback books
    • Audio books on CD

    Delivery Does NOT Include:

    • Express Reads (book with a 7 day loan period)
    • Magazines
    • DVDs
    • Interlibrary loans (books from other libraries)

    Lost Material

    There are no late fees at St. Thomas Public Library. However, if a book is lost or missing, you will be responsible for the replacement cost of the book.

    How Do I Apply for Home Library Service?

    You can apply to Home Library Service online by filling out the form below, or you can come into the library to pick up a form to fill out. You can also download and fill out a form here: Downloadable Home Library Service Application Form

    Online Application Form

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    Please provide their name, phone #, and relationship to you
    Name, Phone Number, Relationship to Applicant
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    Tell us what you don't like