Outreach Services for the Homebound is a specially-funded library service for Mechanics' Institute Library members who are homebound due to illness, injury, or disability, or those caring for ill, injured, or disabled family members.
The Mechanics’ Institute Library outreach program provides books and audiobooks by postal mail to members who are no longer able to visit the Library. This program is strictly limited to the homebound and can be activated by the completion of a simple form and a one-time registration fee of $25. If a member is unable to afford the registration fee, it can be waived by the Library Director.
Materials are mailed free-of-charge to members through a special federal service offered by the U.S. Postal Service. All library materials circulate to homebound members for six weeks. Participants are permitted four items, including books, DVDs, and audiobooks per request.
To register for this program, please complete the online registration form or contact the Circulation Desk at 415-393-0101 or [email protected] and we will have you on your way to home-delivered library materials in no time at all.
If you'd like to contribute resources or assist with this program, contact Deb Hunt, Library Director at 415-393-0113 or [email protected].