Books on Wheels
Service for the homebound
The JPL thanks the Henry and Berenice Kaufmann Foundation in tribute to Marion Greenwood for supporting our Books on Wheels service.
With the help of our generous volunteers, the library provides a Books-on-Wheels service to those patrons unable to physically join us at the library. Members may request books or audio-visual materials for delivery to their homes. From 2016 onwards, this service has expanded to include a partnership with Fraser Hickson. Through this partnership and the support of Fraser Hickson’s volunteer team, we were able to provide this service to 30 more homebound patrons. Deliveries are made once a week and are most often Large Print books or audiobooks. Overdue fees are never charged.
This service is free to all who qualify. In order to be eligible for this service, the person must:
– Hold valid Library membership
– Live a reasonable distance within the Library’s metropolitan area
– Be unable to leave their home or current residence without assistance
An eligible Library member can contact our Circulation Desk to arrange for items to be delivered each visit from among all our Library’s collections, including regular and large-print books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Circulation and reference staff are also available for consultation regarding materials selection and delivery scheduling.
The Library is interested in promoting and extending this service, to the extent that its volunteer and staff have capacity to supply and deliver the materials.
For more information, please contact us at (514) 345-2627 ext. 3003 or at [email protected]