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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 Public Libraries service area who is unable to visit one of the Library's branches or the bookmobile due to a physical disability, frailty or extended illness.

How to Apply

An individual who wishes to apply for a Homebound Library Card may call the Library's Programming office at 427-7717 or print out and mail the application below.

Send Application to:
Outreach Services
Santa Cruz Public Libraries
117 Union Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Follow-up Procedure

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.
Please contact the Volunteer Office at 427-7700 ext. 7615 for more information.

Circulation Privileges

Library materials checked out to homebound borrowers have an extended loan period and are exempt from overdue fines.

Card Expiration

Homebound cards are good for four years.

Available at these branch libraries:

Last updated on April 17, 2023

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