Homebound Services

For Marathon County residents unable to visit the library due to age, illness, accident or disability, our Homebound program offers a way to receive library materials at home by mail or special delivery.

Homebound services are free of charge, but a current library account is required.

Call 715-261-7248 to register or for more information. 

Once enrolled, library volunteers will select materials for you based on your preferences and send these items to your residence on a regular schedule. You also may request items on your own using the Library Catalog (V-Cat).

Items are checked out for five weeks and may be returned by returned by mail, courier or volunteer.

Items available:

  • large print books
  • regular print books
  • audiobooks on CD
  • magazines
  • DVD movies / TV series
  • music CDs

For research requests, local information, directory services and more, contact the Reference Desk at 715-261-7230 or ref@mcpl.us.

You do not need a statement from your doctor to register for Homebound services. You only must be unable to get library materials in any other way.

You may enroll on a temporary basis if you are in a condition that has left you temporarily homebound.

You may refer a friend or family member for Homebound services.

Additionally, the Marathon County Public Library is a local contact for the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL).  

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Marathon County Public Library

Marathon County Public Library (MCPL)