Homebound Service

elderly lady readingThe Muskegon Area District Library (MADL) Homebound Service provides books, DVDs, and more for MADL library patrons who are homebound, either permanently or temporarily. Items can be mailed postage-free to qualified patrons in our reusable mail bags. Included in the bag will be a shipping label used to return the items to the library.  The service will only send MADL items that will fit in the Homebound bags and that do not need special permissions for checkout. These items will go out two to three at a time, with a maximum of ten per month. Patrons will be responsible for any lost or damaged items.

Please note that signing up for the Homebound Service limits your holds to MADL items and sends all holds to the Library for the Visually and Physically Disabled.  

For more information, call 231-737-6310 or email lvpd@madl.org.

Who qualifies?

To qualify for the Homebound Service, you must:
  • Live in the MADL service area.
  • Have a MADL library card.
  • Be unable to go to a MADL branch due to health, mobility, advanced age, visual impairment, blindness, physical disability, and/or permanent or temporary incapacity.
  • Fill out and return a Homebound Service application form.

MADL mail bag

How to Apply

  • Call 231-737-6310 to receive an application in the mail.
  • Visit your local library to pick up an application.
  • Download the application and email the completed form to lvpd@madl.org.

Item Selection

Items can be selected in a few different ways:
  • Call the Library for the Visually and Physically Disabled at 231-737-6310.
  • Email lvpd@madl.org 
  • Log onto your MADL account online to select items.
Only MADL items can be placed on hold and delivered through the Homebound Service.