Library Services - Homebound - Library Cards


The Santa Cruz City-County Library System allows for home delivery of library materials for individuals who are unable to visit the library due to frailty, disability or extended illness.

Who Can Apply

Any person in the Santa Cruz library service area who is unable to visit one of Santa Cruz Public Library's branches or the bookmobile due to a physical disability, frailty or extended illness.

How to Apply

An individual who does not already have a Santa Cruz Public library card may call the library's Senior Outreach Services office at 427-7717. Senior Outreach Services staff will arrange to meet with the patron during the application process. If the patron already has a library card, the patron may call the library's Senior Outreach Services at 427-7717 to request the service.

Send Application to:

Senior Outreach Services
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Follow-up Procedure

The Outreach Services office will contact the patron requesting homebound service to clarify the patron's needs. If the patron does not have a family member, friend, or neighbor who is able to provide retrieval and delivery of library materials, the library will make an effort to match the patron with a library volunteer who can do so. Library cards are usually kept on file at the Circulation desk at the most conveniently located branch.

Circulation Privileges

Library materials checked out to homebound borrowers have an extended loan period. To renew items, call Outreach Services at 427-7717.

Card Expiration

Homebound cards are good for four years.

Available at these branch libraries:

  • Available at all branches

Last updated on Feb. 17, 2012

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