Can’t come to the library? We can come to you. We can bring books (large print, regular print and audiobooks) and other library materials to your home. Call our Outreach Services at 360-405-9123 to arrange for any of these services.
Outreach Specialists deliver books, audio books on CD, music and movies right to your home every month. We can bring your holds that you order online from the KRL catalog, or help you choose what to read next, and select materials of interest to you.
We provide free monthly delivery of library materials to individuals who qualify:
• Medical/physical limitations that have severely restricted their ability to personally visit the library
• Temporarily homebound due to illness, injury, etc.
• Reside in assisted living, nursing or retirement communities
• Visually impaired
Services at the Washington Talking Book & Braille State Library
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library provides audiobooks and players to low vision Washingtonians. You can reach them at (800) 542-0866 and (206) 615-0400.
Independent Living and assisted living facilities
Rotating Collection Deposits
The Outreach Department provides and maintains free rotating collections of materials at a variety of non-library locations including nursing homes, and senior housing units. Such collections are provided to a facility, not to individual patrons, and are delivered monthly to supplement reading materials for all residents.
Watch for regular postings about news for the aging population in Kitsap County.
F. A. Q.
Q. How Do I Know If I Qualify for Outreach Services?
A. Call 360-405-9123 and ask for an Outreach Specialist.
Q. How Do I Sign Up?
A. Fill out the online application <under construction>, or our printable PDF version to mail in. An Outreach Specialist will contact you to discuss your application.
Q. When Will I Receive My Items?
A. Items are delivered on a monthly basis. Your Outreach Specialist will discuss the schedule with you at the start of your service.
Q. How Do I Find Out What Items Are Available for Borrowing?
A. We encourage those with internet access to use the KRL online catalog to browse and place your own holds which the Outreach Specialist will then bring at your next scheduled delivery date.
Q. How Do I Cancel My Outreach Services Deliveries?
A. You may cancel your service at any time by calling your Outreach Specialist at 360-405-9123 and letting them know.
Q. Are There Any Fees for Outreach Services?
A. There are no additional fees. However, fees may be assessed, according to library policy, for lost or damaged items.