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Outreach Department

The Outreach 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 needs.

The establishment 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

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.

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)

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.


Books bringing people together: wlfi.com

Homebound Customers

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!

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

  • 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

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

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TCPL Mobile Library

Mobile Library

It 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.

For more information, click here or call the Outreach office at (765) 429-0169.

Click here to view a current Mobile Library schedule

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