Senior Services

LCPL Senior Services

BOOKS By Mail

Through postage-free delivery, Senior Services mails books and audiovisual materials to customers who are physically unable to visit the library due to age, disability, or illness, whether permanent or temporary.  Click here to download the Books-By-Mail application (PDF).

Who is eligible?

Children and adults who are unable to leave home because of a physical or visual disability qualify for the Books-By-Mail program. Certification of disability is required. Please call 703-771-5621 to discuss  guidelines and eligibility requirements or email Library Outreach.

How does Books By Mail work?

Once registered, customers can request materials by phone or email or by including a note with returning items. Library staff can also select items based on reading preferences and interests. Materials are delivered to your home in a protective bag through the United States Postal Service and should be returned in the same bag by depositing them in a mailbox.

 

WHAT IS SENIOR SERVICES

Senior Services assists those who cannot easily access branch locations by delivering library materials through in-person visits and the Books-By-Mail program.

Staff regularly visit senior centers, independent and assisted-living facilities, and nursing homes throughout Loudoun County. Librarians bring a full variety of materials, including large-print books, magazines, DVDs,  CDs, audiobooks — and smiles.

Residents choose from a wide selection of genres, ranging from old-time favorites to current best-sellers, and may request items online or with the assistance of the visiting librarians. Either way, the library items are delivered, checked out, and returned by Outreach Services staff.

Where we go

Senior Services visits assisted-living facilities and senior lunch sites to deliver library materials and to provide assistance selecting and requesting library materials and information.

We also travel to nursing homes, Adult Day Centers, and the County Juvenile Detention Facility to deliver pre-selected and requested library materials.