Marathon County Public Library

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Outreach Services / Homebound Program

Marathon County residents unable to visit the library due to age, illness, accident or disability may be interested in our Outreach Program which offers a way to receive library materials by mail or special delivery.

This service is free of charge, but a valid library card is required. Once enrolled, library volunteers will select materials for you based on your preferences and forward these items to your residence on a regular schedule. All items are checked out to you for five weeks at a time, after which you may return these via mail or volunteer courier.

Please call 715-261-7248 to sign up for this free service!

Services Available:

  • Library item delivery
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Reference question service
  • Telephone directory service
  • General information

We are also a local contact for the Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library.

You do not need a statement from your doctor to enroll in the outreach program; 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 also may refer a friend or family member.

Items available:

  • Art prints
  • Magazines
  • Magnifiers
  • Large print books
  • Low-vision games
  • Closed-captioned movies
  • DVD movies & TV series
  • Music CDs
  • Audio books on CD
  • Described videos for low vision