Douglas County Libraries provides a service of delivering books, magazines and audio materials right to the door of Douglas County residents who are considered homebound, with our free-of-charge Homebound Delivery Program.
Do I qualify?
People who live in the county and are unable to leave their place of residence due to extended illness, health condition, or disability qualify for this program.
How does it work?
Upon qualifying for the program, you will complete a confidential Reader Profile to let us know your reading preferences and style. You can choose exactly what you want by checking it out online, or you may select the genre you like and a volunteer will select materials that match your tastes. The materials will be checked out by library staff to your library card.
A volunteer from your closest library will deliver materials right to your door, at no cost. This can take up to few weeks to get started because a volunteer is recruited from your community to deliver these materials to you and our Homebound delivery volunteers are carefully screened for your privacy and safety. At your doorstep, the volunteer will hand you the new materials, and collect your old materials to return to the library on your behalf.
Your selection of library material will be kept in confidentiality and is protected under Colorado State Law.
Do I need a library card?
Yes. If you do not have a library card already, you will need one. A librarian will help you sign up, you may sign up online, or you may complete an application that is sent through the mail.
How do I sign up?
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at your closest library to discuss your needs:
- Castle Pines and Lone Tree Libraries Volunteer Coordinator – Teresa LeFevre
- James H. LaRue Library (Highlands Ranch) Volunteer Coordinator – Kim McClintock
- Parker Library Volunteer Coordinator – Sylvia Wilkinson
- Philip S. Miller Library (Castle Rock) and Louviers Volunteer Coordinator – Jennifer Rawson
- Roxborough Library Volunteer Contact – Molly Frauenhoff
The coordinator will work with you to determine if you qualify for the program, then will mail you the forms to get started. After we receive your completed application and a volunteer is identified in your area, the volunteer will work with you to make arrangements for your first delivery.
To speak with a coordinator and get started, please contact the library at: 303.791.7323
Douglas County Libraries is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning.