Homebound can now enjoy library services

Homebound Ocean County residents can borrow from the rich collection of the Ocean County Library and have those materials delivered to their home free of charge through the library’s Home Borrowers Service.

The service is available to Ocean County residents who are permanently or temporarily disabled or who lack transportation. A medical note is not required.

To enroll in the service, the homebound person just has to call his or her local branch or the Homebound and Volunteer Services Department at 732-349-6200, ext. 5530. The staff will make note of the customer’s reading preferences, including formats such as large print, regular print, audio books or music CDs, and the person’s favorite authors and genres. The library will then match the homebound customer with a trained volunteer who will set up a mutually convenient time to deliver and pick up library items.