Deliveries & Services for Seniors/Homebound

Are you a senior citizen living within the Westerville City School District? Are you unable to get to the library? Do you plan activities for your local senior apartment complex, nursing home or assisted living facility?

Home Deliveries

Do you find it difficult to make trips to the library? The Outreach Department offers free delivery of library materials to the elderly, the disabled and those who are temporarily incapacitated.

To be eligible, you must be able to answer yes to the following questions.

  • Do you live within the Westerville City School District?
  • Are you unable to visit the library due to physical or mental disabilities? Or are you a resident of a nursing home, assisted living facility or senior apartment (regardless of health or mobility)?

In addition, you must be able to answer yes to one of the following questions.

  • Are you a senior citizen?
  • Do you have physical or mental disabilities?
  • Are you a full-time caregiver?
  • Have you been temporarily incapacitated by illness or injury?

Wondering how it works?

  • You can request books, audiobooks, movies, music and more. (All library materials are available for delivery except for Art Prints.)
  • You can request specific titles or have a staff member select items according to your interests.
  • We will arrange a specific day and time to visit you once per month. (Residents of a nursing home, assisted living facility or senior apartment can view our current delivery schedule.)
  • When possible, we will call prior to delivery to ask about what you might like us to bring.

Services & Programs for Senior Facilities

Do you plan activities for your local senior apartment complex, nursing home or assisted living facility? Are you looking to host a fun and engaging event for your residents? Are you interested in exposing your group to new technologies or ideas?

We know how busy you are and we're here to help. The library offers numerous programs and services to the senior facilities within the Westerville City School District. Learn more.

Other Services

  • Audiobooks: The library has an extensive collection of audiobooks for those with visual impairments. Browse new audiobooks.
  • No Fines: Customers age 60 and older are not charged overdue fines for Westerville Library items. (Note: All customers are responsible for paying fines related to SearchOhio and OhioLINK items, as well as the replacement cost of lost or damaged items.)
  • Motorized Wheelchair: Having a hard time getting around? Stop at the Circulation Desk in the main lobby for a motorized wheelchair to use while you’re in the library.
  • Drive-Up Window: You can reserve items online and pick them up at the drive-up window on the north side of the building without getting out of your car.
  • Golden Buckeye Card: If you are an Ohio resident who has a current Ohio driver's license or State ID, the Golden Buckeye card will automatically be mailed to you in the month of their 60th birthday. If you do not have a current ID, or if you are under age 60 and eligible due to disability, you may apply for a card at the library. Stop at the Circulation Desk in the main lobby with your driver's license or proof of age and we will process your application for you. Alternatively, we can deliver an application to your home. More about the Golden Buckeye Card.
  • Large Print Books: The library has an extensive collection of books printed with large type for those with visual impairments. Browse new large print.
  • Outreach Newsletter: Interested in the latest Outreach news? The Outreach, a bi-monthly newsletter, is distributed to all Outreach patrons and can be read online.

More Resources

Contact Us

Interested? For more details, contact Outreach Services at 614-259-5034 or jkerns@westervillelibrary.org.

Hours
Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Fri

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.