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Outreach Services for the Homebound

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 who are caring for ill, injured or disabled family members.

Underwritten by a generous grant from a Mechanics’ member, the Mechanics’ Institute Library outreach program provides books, periodicals 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 Mechanics’ 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 service offered by the U.S. Postal Service. New books are not available through this program. DVDs and music compact discs, because of their fragile nature, are also not included in the program. However, all other materials will circulate to homebound members for six weeks. Participants are permitted four books and two periodicals or one audiobook per request.

To register for this program, please complete the registration form.  

Questions? Contact Donna Clark.

If you'd like to contribute resources or to assist with this program, contact Ralph Lewin at (415) 393-0117 or rlewin@milibrary.org.