Visiting Library Services
Borrowers who are confined to their homes can arrange to have library staff select material for them and arrange to have the material delivered to their door every month by a volunteer.
This free service is available to any of our borrowers who are confined to their home or residence for more than 3 months because of age, illness, frailty or caregiver responsibilities.
Qualified staff will select material from regular and large-type books, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, multilingual material, and books-on-CD. Homebound clients may also request specific titles.
Materials chosen to fit our borrower’s interests are delivered once a month by volunteers. Materials are delivered to individual homes, continuing care centers and senior residences. Borrowers using this service have extended loan periods and exemptions from late fees. Library staff will provide telephone or Internet support for renewals and requesting specific titles.
Visiting Library Services is currently located at the Central Branch, with the Talking Book Department at 735 Broughton Street. Read the Information Sheet and then print off and fill in the Application for Visiting Library Service. Please mail to the address on the form, bring it in person, or fax to: 250-385-5971. For information, please call Visiting Library Services at 250-475-6101.
Institutional Visiting Library Services
Our Visiting Library Services can arrange to have a selection of material to be deposited, for an extended period of time, at seniors’ residences throughout the region. For further information, please contact Visiting Library Services at 250-475-6101.
Through this worthwhile and much-appreciated service, Visiting Library volunteers deliver book orders to people unable to visit the Library themselves. In 2012, 3,640 deliveries were made by our Volunteers to Visiting Library Service patrons.