Homebound Mailing & Low Vision Services

Homebound Mailing Service 

Members who are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent disability or illness may request to receive items from the library through the U.S. Postal Service. Complete the Homebound Application or contact Adult Services, 847.459.4100, ext. 3.

Service Specifics

  • Must be an ITPLD member with a valid library card. 
  • Available monthly or twice a month.
  • Limited number of items at a time.
  • Member must be able to receive large packages and return items in a reusable pre-stamped package to the library
  • There are no late or overdue fines, but there are fees for lost or damaged items, including the bag.
  • Items can be checked out for 6 weeks, with up to 3 renewals as long as no hold has been placed. 

We visit the following locations:

2nd and 4th Monday of the Month

Bella Terra Wheeling
10:30 -11:15 am

Wednesdays

Wheeling Towers
10:30-11:15 am

Alcott Center
11:30 am-12:30 pm

Belmont Village (1st Wednesday of the month)
9:30-10:15 am
Facility director material pick up and drop off only.

Thursdays

Addolorata Villa 2
1-2:15 pm

Fridays

Wheeling Park District (3rd Friday of the month)
2 pm
Book discussion material only.

Low Vision & Vision Impairment

Staff will assist members in obtaining services and materials through the Talking Book and Braille Services (TBBS). The center serves as the regional distribution site for the materials produced by the Library of Congress. Popular books and magazines that have been reproduced in braille or audio formats may be ordered free-of-charge by persons who qualify for the service.

Information about the National Library Service (NLS) Talking Book program is available at:
www.loc.gov/nls  
Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Services (ILTBBS).

Download an application for free library service.