Definition and Purpose
The Salado Public Library Homebound Delivery Program brings library materials to homebound residents of the Salado Public Library District. Trained volunteers visit homebound residents to pick up and deliver library materials. Books and other materials are selected according to the preferences of the homebound library users.
Homebound Library Users
To be eligible for the service, patronsmust have a library card, be a resident of the Salado Public Library District and be unable to come to the library due to a permanent condition or a temporary condition that will last for six weeks or more.
Homebound users will be issued a Library Express Card for the duration of their confinement. This card will be used by a volunteer solely to check out materials on behalf of the patron.
Homebound patrons must sign a release form to hold harmless the Salado Public Library and volunteers from any loss, liability, claim, suit or judgment that may arise out of the Library Homebound Delivery Service. Patrons will be asked to complete a Reading Preference Form to assist in the selection of materials.
Confidentiality of library users will be maintained in all transactions.
Type of Material
Salado Public Library will provide homebound users all materials available to other patrons except reference and genealogy materials, which may not leave the library. Interlibrary loan (ILL) service will be made available to homebound users.
Homebound Delivery Program service will be free to eligible patrons. Late fees will not be charged. The Homebound user is responsible for lost or damaged materials.
Turnaround Time and Loan Period
All library materials will be checked out for a period of three weeks. Items may be renewed one time. Volunteers will deliver materials on a pre-arranged, mutually agreeable schedule.