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Homebound Delivery Service

Introduction

The Robbins Library is pleased to offer Homebound Delivery Service for Arlington residents in need. Through this program, library materials are delivered to Arlington residents who are permanently or temporarily homebound. Books, foreign language books (Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish), magazines, DVDs, music CDs, and audio books are dropped off and picked up by our Homebound Delivery Volunteers.

Eligibility

Patrons requesting homebound delivery services must:

  • Be an Arlington resident.
  • Complete a Homebound Delivery Service Request form (see below).
  • Have a viable means of contact: phone and/or email.
  • Have a valid Minuteman library card (if needed, the Homebound Delivery coordinator or volunteer will help with library card registration before the first delivery).
  • Provide a safe and appropriate environment for volunteers to make their deliveries.

If you have questions, want to sign up for the Homebound Delivery Service over the phone, or want to become a Homebound Delivery Service volunteer, please call the library at 781-316-3242 or email mcannon@minlib.net.

Requirements for Homebound Delivery Service Volunteers

  • An automobile or access to other reliable transportation is necessary.
  • A general volunteer application and an interview with the Homebound Delivery Coordinator must be completed.
  • Volunteer will be given a homebound patron’s completed Homebound Delivery Service Request form.
  • Volunteer will contact the patron (or contact person) to set up service. Deliveries are typically done every 2-3 weeks. 
  • Volunteer will keep Homebound Service Coordinator informed of active patrons monthly.

If you have questions, want to sign up for the Homebound Delivery Service over the phone, or want to become a Homebound Delivery Service volunteer, please call the library at 781-316-3242 or email mcannon@minlib.net.