Department strives to provide library materials and services to those
who, for a variety of reasons, cannot take advantage of them at the
main library or any other Tippecanoe County Public Library fixed
location. TCPL provides a Mobile Library, offers a Library Link
homebound program, and partners with institutional locations
(including nursing homes and daycares) as a means of meeting these
of purpose and priority for each of these services is of utmost
importance because of the growing need for such services. Resources
must be allocated to best fulfill the goals of the department.
Services include, but are not limited to, those listed below.
Nursing Home Deposit Collections
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.Interested in Services?
If you know
of someone living in a nursing home who might enjoy this service, or for
more information about receiving this service, call the Outreach office at (765) 429-0169, or email the Outreach Department .
Homebound Services (Library Link)
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.
Books bringing people together: wlfi.com
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
- Contact Library and set up time for home visit. Call 429-0193 or email us at LIBRARY LINK .
- 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!
Library Link program represents a unique opportunity to serve your
community and enrich your life by bringing homebound customers library
Becoming a Library Link Volunteer
- Contact Library and arrange for an interview. Call 429-0193 or email us at LIBRARY LINK
- Complete application
- Background check
(done by library)
- Fill out volunteer preference profile
- Pass the interview
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
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.
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is the role of the Tippecanoe County Public Library Mobile Library to
provide library services and resources to persons outside the library
with emphasis on those who are un-served or underserved due to
geographic, and/or socioeconomic barriers. The Mobile Library makes more than 40 stops per month, which are chosen based on our service priorities. The Mobile Library may
also visit convenience clusters as schedule permits.
Click here to view a current Mobile Library schedule
For more information, click here or call the Outreach office at (765) 429-0169.
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