Homebound Services

Our Homebound Services program brings library materials to homebound residents of the Franklin Park Public Library District. Once you apply and are accepted into our Homebound Services program, our Homebound Services Librarian will select books and other materials according to your preferences, and then schedule a delivery. For more information, call 847-455-6016, ext. 232 or email info@fppld.org.



Home delivery of library materials is available to Franklin Park Public Library District residents who are confined temporarily to their residence due to accident or illness, or permanently due to physical disability or impairment.


To Apply

The Homebound Services application must be completed by the library patron requesting home delivery of materials and approved by the Homebound Services Librarian. Applications can be picked up for a homebound patron at the Information Desk, downloaded and printed out, or the Homebound Services Librarian can be contacted to make a preliminary visit by calling 847-455-6016, ext. 232, or emailing info@fppld.org.


Library Card Registration/Use

Each homebound patron must register for a library card if he or she does not already have one. Arrangements can be made to have the Homebound Services Librarian register a homebound patron who does not have a card by calling 847-455-6016, ext. 232, or emailing info@fppld.org.


Materials & Delivery

Once you are enrolled in Homebound Services, deliveries are made once a week. When you need more items, call the Library and a new delivery will be arranged.

All formats of materials are eligible for homebound delivery, but only materials owned by the Franklin Park Public Library are eligible for home delivery. Rules regarding the maximum number of items that may be borrowed at one time (e.g. DVDs, CDs) apply for homebound delivery. You may submit your own request or items can be ordered based on your answers on the Homebound Application form. Call 847-455-6016, ext. 232 or email your requests to info@fppld.org.


Loan Periods/Fines

Materials are loaned for the standard loan period, and some materials are eligible for a one time renewal. Overdue fines are not be charged on homebound materials, but the Library’s standard fees do apply for damaged or lost items.


Our Digital Library

If you are homebound, you may also be interested in our Digital Library and its collections, which include a variety of eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, streaming video, music, and much more.