Outreach Services

Outreach Delivery Schedule

What can Outreach do for you?

DeKalb Public Library Outreach is a free program offered to the community. Its purpose is to deliver materials from every area of the DeKalb Public Library’s circulating collection to residents of any age who are confined to their homes for medical reasons. This service also applies to those that reside in senior assisted communities or other care facilities.

If you are homebound for any medical reason, for any length of time, you are eligible for this service. Our Outreach Coordinator will discuss with you the types of materials and genres that you like and will set up a delivery schedule that is convenient for you. You can begin to enjoy the library in your own home!

You can fill out your Outreach Profile form here.

The Collection includes:

  • Fiction and non-fiction books in regular or large print
  • Audio books
  • Music CDs and DVDs
  • Magazines

Card holders can borrow material from other libraries through the InterLibrary Loan System. For those who prefer to use electronic devices to read, the library offers eReaders available for check-out. These can also be delivered to you!

The library can also help you use the “National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped” provided by the Library of Congress. This is a free service that offers books and magazines in audio format for children and adults who cannot use printed materials. Please contact our Outreach Coordinator for more information if you are interested.

If you or someone you know might benefit from the DeKalb Public Library’s Outreach Program, please contact Beatrice O’Connell, Outreach Coordinator,at 815-756-9568 ext. 1500 or beatriceo@dkpl.org.

The library provides a wheelchair accessible entrance to the main level at the east end of the building. A rolling cruiser “Deluxe Walker” and a regular walker (donated by Lehan Drugs) are available in the Adult Department. Also available at the library are a magnified computer for those with low vision, books and information for caregivers, and a large print book collection that includes popular authors and Bestsellers.