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Home Delivery

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Are you unable to visit the library due to a permanent or temporary disability? Do you love to visit the library, but are not able to because you are taking care of a family member? Are you in a circumstance that makes it difficult for you to get to the library as often as you would like?

Home Delivery is a free service for Glen Ellyn Public Library members of any age who want to use library materials, but due to temporary or permanent circumstances are unable to visit the library on a regular basis.

The library will arrange for delivery of materials to cardholders currently residing in the Village of Glen Ellyn. A doctor’s certificate may be required.

Library volunteers will visit you monthly to deliver and pickup books. You’ll be assigned to a delivery group and receive a schedule with your first delivery.

Playaways, books on CD, and large and regular print books are available for delivery. You choose how items are selected.

  • Choose materials yourself by placing holds in our online catalog
  • Call the Outreach Librarian with a wish list
  • Or have the Outreach Librarian pick materials for you

Fill out the Home Delivery Inquiry Form below and Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, will contact you. You can also reach Sarah at skleiva followed by @gepl.org or 630-790-6745.

Member Expectations

Your delivery will either be within the first or third week of the month. Your library volunteer will drop off and pick up your books between Wednesday and Friday of your assigned delivery week. You and your assigned volunteer will decide on a time and a day that works for both of you.

Be at home and available to answer your phone on your delivery day. Your volunteer will call before arriving at your home.

Have your books in the book bag and ready to return by the time your volunteer arrives.

If you are a resident at Brookdale Senior Living, a library volunteer will drop off and pick up your books at the front desk the Thursday morning of your delivery week.

Be aware that while there are no late fees, the library reserves the right to suspend service if an item is kept longer than a total of two delivery cycles and charge for missing items.

Please notify the Glen Ellyn Public Library if

  • You won’t be at home on your delivery day
  • There are any changes to your contact information
  • You have lost an item
  • You are overwhelmed by too many books, or bored by too few
  • You have a specific book you’d like to request
  • You loved or hated a book a librarian chose for you
  • You want to learn how to choose your own book(s) using the library’s website

Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a long-term volunteer to pick up books and materials from the library to deliver to members’ homes and return books and materials to the library, please fill out our volunteer application. When filling out the application, under areas of interest, please check “applying for specific position” and type “Home Delivery” when prompted.

Home Delivery Inquiry Form