The Library is committed to helping those who cannot come to the Library and have no caregiver to access materials for them. Homebound service is available for Santa Fe Springs residents only. Materials accessible through the service include books, videos, CDs, and DVDs. If you or someone you know is a homebound Santa Fe Springs resident in need of this service, please contact the library at (562) 868-7738.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why homebound service?
The library’s mission is to offer access to quality materials and programs to assist community residents of all ages in meeting their personal, educational, and professional information needs. This program lets us fulfill our mission and serve the community better by offering our services to residents who, for various reasons, are unable to visit the library.
Do I need to be a Santa Fe Springs resident to receive homebound services?
Yes. Due to limited resources, we cannot offer our services to non-resident card-holders, or to members of other libraries who participate in the common borrower card program.
What can I borrow?
We can deliver books, movies, magazines, and audio books right to your home.
How do I know I will get materials I enjoy?
Before bringing materials to your home a member of the library staff will call to schedule a home or phone interview. At our first meeting we will discuss areas of interest which will help us better understand what types of authors and books you prefer. Specific requests are always encouraged.
When will you be visiting?
Once we have met with you to discuss what you like we will schedule a time to visit your home to deliver materials. Home visits are usually scheduled once a week.
How long may I borrow the items you bring me?
The lending period for all items through the homebound program is 6 weeks. You can renew your materials once as long as no other patrons have placed a hold on the item.
Is there any charge associated with homebound service?
No. Our service is free. Also, since we schedule pickup materials, you cannot accrue overdue charges. You are responsible, however, for any loss or damages to library materials you borrow.
How do I sign up?
If you or somebody you know are interested in receiving homebound service, please call the library at (562) 868-7738 and ask for Joan.
This service is made available through the California State Library.