Homebound Delivery


What is Homebound Delivery?

As an extension of its Outreach Services, the Clifton Springs Library provides free delivery and pick-up of library materials to homebound patrons. To be eligible for Homebound Delivery an individual must:

  • Be a resident of Clifton Springs
  • Have or obtain an OWWL library cardholder
  • Unable to travel to the library due to age, long-term illness, injury, or disability

Materials available for delivery include:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Books on CD
  • Puzzles

How does this service work?

Patrons can choose to have materials delivered and picked-up once or twice a month. Generally, delivery/pick-up will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Reminder calls will be made one business day prior to delivery/pick-up.

Patrons can choose titles and submit requests to the library’s Outreach Coordinator. Patrons can also choose to have their library materials selected for them by indicating preferences on the application.

Library materials must be returned or renewed according assigned due dates to continue participation in Homebound Delivery. Renewals are possible as long as the items are not on hold for another patron.

Materials will be delivered by library staff or volunteers. Library staff/volunteers cannot enter homes during delivery/pick-up. If a patron is unable to answer the door, items will be left in a waterproof bag at the front door.

How do I apply for Homebound Delivery?

Applications for Homebound Delivery are available here. Applications are also available at the library and can be sent via postal mail; please call 315-462-7371 to arrange mailing.

Completed applications can be returned to the library, emailed to droder@owwl.org, or sent via postal mail to the address above c/o: Outreach Coordinator.

If you are unable to fill out and return an application, please call the library and our staff can fill out the form with information you provide over the phone.