Home Library Service

Home Library Service is available for Toronto residents who are homebound for three months or longer due to age, illness or disability.

How it works

Customers receive a monthly delivery, free of charge, of up to 20 items (including regular print hardcovers and paperbacks, large print books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and DAISY talking books).

How to apply

Call us at 416-395-5557. Home Library Service staff will verify your eligibility, tell you which day of the month your deliveries will come, and ask you about your reading interests and needs so that each month we can send you items that you will enjoy.

Winter service

December to March service is available for people who are homebound due to physical condition during the winter months only (e.g., unable to negotiate icy/snowy sidewalks due to age or physical disability).

Options other than home delivery

If you want only infrequent service, we can arrange to send items to your local library for a family member, caregiver or friend to pick up for you.

Help finding new books to read

Lists of new large print books and new talking books are produced by Home Library Service each month and are available at your local library, in your Home Library Service delivery, or by email.

Book Deposit Service

Small collections of large print books are delivered to seniors' apartments, hospitals and other institutions for residents to enjoy.

On-site service is provided by the institutional staff, residents and/or volunteers, not by library staff.

The collections are changed based on the local needs of the individual sites.

For more information, call us at 416-395-5557.