Homebound: Books-by-Mail Service

For homebound, elderly and disabled people,
a good book can be as important as a good friend.

Staff can be reached by calling PHONE: 503 - 648 - 9785

Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) Homebound Service provides mail delivery of library materials and information free-of-charge to Washington County residents who are physically unable to visit their public library. To qualify for this service, the patron must be homebound, the caregiver of a homebound person, or living in a Nursing Home (PDF), Residential Care Facility (PDF), or Assisted Living Facility (PDF).

Large print and standard print books, books on CD, books on Playaway, magazines, and DVD videorecordings are mailed to patrons upon request. Mailing bags are easy to use and postage is paid by WCCLS Outreach Services. Booklists are prepared by Outreach staff to assist with material selections.

To learn more about Homebound Services, read about what other patrons have said about us.

If you or someone you know...

  • is homebound and lives in Washington County, please print and fill out a Homebound Services form and mail to the WCCLS Outreach office.
  • is legally blind. They may also qualify for the Talking Books and Braille Service (TBABS) in Oregon.
  • needs assistive technologies in the home, please read these FAQs at Alliance for Technology Access.
  • needs assistive technologies periodically, visit Beaverton City Library's  Adaptive Technology Center, which consists of Closed Circuit TV for magnification purposes and PC with specialized software for use by patrons with visual disabilities. To make an appointment with a librarian, please call 503-350-3617.

Homebound Books-By-Mail Mailing address:

WCCLS Library Outreach Services
111 NE Lincoln St. Suite 230-L, MS58A
Hillsboro, OR 97124