Nursing Home Deposit Collections
The Outreach Services Department delivers library materials on a monthly basis to any nursing home or special care facility located within Tippecanoe County Public Library district. Items are delivered on the second Friday of each month. This service is free and available to any nursing home or institution that possesses a valid Tippecanoe County Public Library card.
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Homebound Services (Library Link)
The Library Link Program is a free library materials delivery service to customers in Tippecanoe County who due to extended or acute illness, physical disabilities or other circumstance, cannot take advantage of library services at a library facility or the Mobile Library. Library Link customers are matched with a volunteer who brings library materials on a monthly basis.
You can apply to the Library Link program at the library if you:
- Anticipate being homebound for 2 months or longer
- Need services in order to have access to library materials
Applying to the Library Link Program
- Fill out application for program
- Fill out borrower's card application if needed
- Complete Customer preference profile
- Read and sign rules governing acceptable homebound environment
If we have volunteers, customers are matched up right away. Otherwise customers go on a waiting list.
Library Link Volunteers
You can bring the Tippecanoe County Public Library to someone's door!
The Library Link program represents a unique opportunity to serve your community and enrich your life by bringing homebound customers library materials.
Becoming a Library Link Volunteer
- Complete application
- Background check
(done by library)
- Fill out volunteer preference profile
- Pass the interview
If there are homebound customers needing services, a match is made after all materials have been collected. Otherwise volunteer applications are retained as active for a year or until a match is made.
Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library
Visually impaired customers or those with a disability that prevents use of standard library materials may be eligible to borrow from the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library. This service provides digital talking books and digital players. It also offers Braille and large type books and magazines. TCPL maintains a deposit collection of talking books that are for use with the state library-issued players. For more information, call (765)429-0113 or visit the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library Web site.
It is the role of the Tippecanoe County Public Library Outreach Services Department to deliver library services and resources to persons outside the library with emphasis on those who are un-served or underserved due to physical, economic, social, geographic, or other barriers.
Definition of Underserved Populations for Mobile Library Service priorities:
- Communities of persons residing three or more miles from a public library facility
- Communities/neighborhoods/educational institutions in which fees or rent are determined on a sliding scale or are government subsidized
- Nursing Homes, Senior Housing, and Assisted Living facilities residents
- Facilities that house and/or educate physically and mentally disabled persons
- Persons who are incarcerated
In addition to providing service to the above-defined populations, the TCPL Mobile Library may also reach underserved populations by expanding service to:
- Workplace stops
- Consumer/commercial stops
- Promotional/Special Event stops
Daycares/ Summer Camps:
In order for daycares and/or summer camps to be eligible for TCPL Mobile Library service they must be licensed, have at least 15 children ages 2-14 registered and meet at least one other criterion in the list below:
- Located 2 miles or more from a library facility
- Receive government assistance, enrollment fees determined on a sliding scale, or have children receiving government assistance
- No facility owned vehicle(s) capable of legally transporting groups of children
The Mobile Library currently visits daycares once monthly.
For more information, please call the Outreach Services office at (765) 429-0169.