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Library: At-Home & Digital Services

Many local libraries, as well as state, federal and community organizations offer a variety of library services to patrons who are temporarily or permanently confined to their own homes, or live in nursing homes, care centers, or retirement residences, or those with special circumstances. 

For your convenience, some library services are listed here: 

Coralville Public Library – For assistance with digital materials or to request materials be delivered to homebound patrons, call 319-248-1850, mail your request to Homebound, 1401 5th St., Coralville, IA 52241, or visit http://www.coralvillepubliclibrary.org/.

Iowa City Public Library – Bookmobile's Lobby Stops, digital media and materials by mail, are available to residents of Iowa City, Hills, University Heights, and rural Johnson County. Call 319-887-6038 or 319-356-5200, mail your request to At Home Services, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240, or visit https://www.icpl.org/.

North Liberty Community Library – For assistance with digital media or to request materials be delivered to those confined to home, call 319-626-5701, mail your request to PO Box 320, North Liberty, IA 52317, or visit https://northlibertylibrary.org/.

State Library of Iowa – IowaLibrariesOnline.org is a one-stop-shop for Iowans looking to find information on anything and everything related to Iowa and beyond. Find articles, newspapers, ebooks and audiobooks, auto repair, language learning, job training, historical collections, Iowa agency documents, Iowa government and demographic information and more. Visit http://www.iowalibrariesonline.org/faq.php

Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped –  The Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides books and other materials in alternative formats to Iowa residents who are unable to read standard print materials. Thousands of books are available in a variety of formats: Braille, large print, digital audio recordings, print/Braille, descriptive video, and electronic text mailed to your home. Registered readers may also download audio and Braille books and magazines online (BARD). Visit https://blind.iowa.gov/library/borrowing-books_braille_large-print_dtb and https://blind.iowa.gov/braille-and-audio-reading-download

The Braille and Talking Books Program – This program is accomplished through a nationwide network of libraries to serve citizens and Veterans living inside the U.S. or abroad. Applying for this service is easy. Call the National Library Service at 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323) or visit them on the web at www.loc.gov/ThatAllMayRead