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Homebound Delivery

The Homebound Delivery service is a volunteer-based program that serves patrons in the City of Boulder who are unable to get to the library. The library offers this service free of charge and is based on volunteer availability.


Homebound Delivery FAQ and Information on How to Apply


Who is eligible? The Homebound service is available to anyone who lives in the City of Boulder limits and is unable to get to a library because of age, disability, or illness. It is supported by Boulder Public Library volunteers and is offered based on volunteer availability.

How does it work? A trained volunteer is matched up with each patron in the program and this individual can help select and deliver library materials to their home. If patrons prefer to make their own selections, a volunteer can pick up holds and deliver them. Volunteers then collect materials their patrons have finished, return them to the library and help keep their assigned patron’s account in good standing.

What is offered? Materials that can be delivered through the program include books (regular and/or large-print); audiobooks on CD; magazines; DVDs; Prospector and Flatirons Library Consortium items; and InterLibrary Loan items.

How do I get started? To enroll in the program, please fill out a Homebound Program Application and return it to the library at Boulder Public Library, Homebound Program 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. Applicants will be contacted when a volunteer is available to begin delivering materials. It typically takes two to three weeks to get started in the program.

What are the terms of the program? See the last two pages of the application for all the terms and details of the program.

Question? Please contact Kate Kelsch, the library’s volunteer services coordinator, at 303-441-3098 or [email protected].


Want to be a Homebound volunteer? Learn more about volunteering and apply