Outreach & Homebound Delivery Services

Please take a look at our easy-to-read community stops schedule for stop hours and locations. The Bookmobile is off the road every Friday for necessary vehicle maintenance and repairs, as well as work on such tasks as shelving, updating and straightening the collection.

You can call the Bookmobile Department at (937) 322-2821 to help you:

  • Renew your books if you miss a stop
  • Get scheduled stop information
  • Request books and other materials

If no one answers, please leave a message. Your call is important to us and will be returned. Please note: Renewals and item requests require a valid Clark County Public Library card number.

About the Bookmobile

Farber Specialty Vehicles (Columbus, Ohio) has built the Clark County Public Library’s first Sprinter model Bookmobile on a Freightliner chassis. Graphics were designed by Applied Graphics LTD (Mansfield, Ohio). The vehicle was received in January 2017. Key features of the vehicle include a wider range of mobility, better fuel efficiency and removable carts. All electrical systems are powered through the whisper-quiet diesel engine.

What is on the Bookmobile?

The Bookmobile is a compact collection on wheels! The collection includes adult and juvenile titles, best-selling fiction, large print items, gentle reads, periodicals and paperbacks. A selection of popular DVDs, music, and audiobooks are also available.

Almost any item not found on the Bookmobile’s shelves may be requested for future pickup at a selected community stop.

Visiting the Bookmobile

The Bookmobile visits the shopping centers in Park Layne and Northridge, South Vienna and other stops in Springfield and Clark County. The Bookmobile has various stops at schools, daycare centers and Head Starts.

Items borrowed from other Clark County Public Library locations (except framed art & discovery packs) can be returned to the Bookmobile for your convenience.

Checkout is the same as at other Clark County Public Library locations: bring your library card for quick and easy access.

The best way to use the Bookmobile is to pick a regular stop (every 2 weeks), contact the Bookmobile Department to notify us and the staff will make a note on your account. You can still use the other library locations – just make sure that you choose the correct pickup location when placing reserve requests online.

You may sign-up for a new library card on the Bookmobile. Children need a parent or guardian to sign the application. All applicants must present a photo ID and proof of current address.

Reserves for stops are carried for only one day. If they are not checked out, they are returned to the department for the next visit.

What is Homebound Service?

This service gives Clark County Public Library patrons access to library materials when they are unable to visit the library due to health restrictions or disabilities. Patrons who sign up for this service will have library materials delivered directly to their door by our friendly library staff.

Who Can Participate?

Patrons who are unable to leave their place of residence and have a Clark County Public Library Card in good standing.

What Can I Borrow?

You may borrow most things that the library offers (except Express DVDs, video games, framed art, or items that are currently on a waiting list). You may have up to 15 items at a time.

How Does it Work?

You provide us with your preferences, such as certain authors or subjects, and we will select items to bring to your door. You may borrow the items for four weeks. At the end of the loan period, we will return to exchange the items.

How Do I Sign Up?

Sign-up is ongoing throughout the year. You can sign up for this service by calling (937) 322-2821 or download the Homebound Application here.

If nobody is available to answer your call, please leave a message on our voicemail with your name, a phone number where we can reach you, and that you are interested in the Homebound Service. Someone will get back with you as soon as possible. If you do not have a library card, we can arrange for you to apply for one.

Registration is limited, but you can sign up for the waiting list!
This service is limited to 20 participants. If you request this service and all 20 spots are filled, you may be put on a waiting list. Once an opening is available, staff will contact the next person on the waiting list.

How to Request Materials Onboard the Bookmobile and for Homebound?

Please fill out and return our Patron Material Request Form.

What Are My Options While I’m Waiting?

If you have a library card you can also download digital materials for your computer or device through the Ohio Digital LibraryRBdigital Magazine Collection, or Hoopla Digital.

You may also contact the library at (937) 322-2821 to sign up for the Talking Book program. This program provides free books, magazines and playback equipment and is funded by the State Library of Ohio.

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