Homebound Service

Beginning Monday June 22, 2020, we are thrilled to announce contactless Homebound Delivery will be available!

First and foremost, the health, safety, and well-being of our library patrons and staff members are our top priority; we are adhering to public health and safety guidelines both with homebound delivery and in the building reopening process

How Contactless Service Works

  1. You may request books, movies and other library materials by sending an email to Meredith at mbernhardt@grayslake.info, Susan at sshaffer@grayslake.info, or by calling the new Homebound Services number at 847/665-1035.
  2. You may also go to our website, grayslake.info, to access your library account (card # and PIN = last 4 digits of your phone number) and place items on hold.
  3. A staff member will follow up with you to verify your item requests, holds, and purchase suggestions, and arrange a delivery appointment.
  4. Your requested items will be delivered to your home in a clean cloth library bag by a staff member wearing a face mask and gloves and practicing social distancing.
  5. If you have items to be returned to the library, please place them in the cloth library bag they were delivered in or in a plastic bag outside your door.
  6. Don't worry if items remain on your account temporarily; you will not be charged any fees.

Other Library Membership Benefits

  1. With your library card, you have access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, databases, movies, music, and digital magazines through our website!
  2. The library is offering many virtual programs at this time, and we invite you to participate from home. You can view events on the library's calendar and on our Facebook page, and can register online.

Thank you for your patience through this challenging time; we are looking forward to providing homebound service to you again and hope to hear from you soon. If you have any questions, please contact us

Best regards, 

Meredith Bernhardt and Susan Shaffer 

Adult Services Department Grayslake Area Public Library 

What is Homebound Service?

Homebound Service is the free delivery of library materials to Grayslake Area Public Library residents who are unable to come to the library due to physical disabilities or illness.

Who Qualifies for This Service?

Any resident who lives within the Grayslake Area Public Library District and is homebound due to a temporary or long term physical disability, handicap, illness, or condition resulting in limited mobility.

Is There a Charge for This Service?

Homebound delivery is a free service.

What Library Materials are Available?

Books in large print or regular size print, audiobooks in CD format, music CDs, and DVDs. New items will not be available for homebound delivery until after they have been removed from “New” status.

How Does This Service Work?

Homebound deliveries are made once a month.  Our outreach librarian will be in contact with you prior to each visit to discuss your reading preferences and material selection.

How Do I Sign Up?

  1. You may request books, movies and other library materials by sending an email to Meredith at mbernhardt@grayslake.info, Susan at sshaffer@grayslake.info, or by calling the new Homebound Services number at 847/665-1035.