Services for the Homebound

Preble County District Library provides free delivery of library materials to Preble County residents who are unable to get to a library branch. We deliver books, movies, music, and more to private residences.

Who is eligible for home delivery?
Any Preble County resident who is unable to leave their home, either for long-term or short-term periods is eligible. If you’re permanently disabled or have a temporary condition that keeps you from getting to the library, contact us to set up home delivery. We also do home delivery in the winter months if a condition leaves you hesitant to leave in the winter weather.

How do you know what materials to deliver?
Our Outreach Coordinator will talk with you about your reading, watching, and listening preferences and choose materials to fit your personal tastes. You can also request specific titles, authors, musicians, and movies to be delivered.

What about late fees?
Homebound patrons do not pay fines on items. You are, however, responsible for the cost of library materials that are damaged or lost while in your possession.

What if the library doesn’t have something I want?
Preble County District Library is part of a delivery system that connects close to 100 library systems in the state of Ohio. If we don’t have it, we can get materials in from all over the state.

How do I sign up?
Contact the library’s Outreach Coordinator at (937) 456-4376. We’ll take your information and set up a time to visit to deliver your library materials. We generally deliver once a month, but we can deliver more or less often, if you need. When you call, we’ll work out all the details.