Residents who live independently, but are unable to visit library branches due to ill health, disability or frailty, and who have no family, friends or support workers who are able to collect library items for them, can access a free housebound library service. Staff and/or volunteers will select books, audiobooks, etc. and deliver them to a resident's home on a regular basis.
This is available either long-term or on a temporary basis due to short-term incapacitation.
Residents of nursing homes are ineligible under this program but may have access to library resources provided as bulk loans to the nursing homes.
For further information or to apply for the service, please complete the housebound application form (PDF,934kB) and return via email firstname.lastname@example.org or post to PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay QLD 4655.