Books By Mail
You are eligible for the Books by Mail service if you are unable to travel to the library due to a
disability. If you have a temporary disability you are welcome to apply for this service as long as
you qualify. You must also have a library card in good standing from one of the Lake County
Library System Member or Branch Libraries or be a Reciprocal Borrower from the Osceola
County Library System or Polk County Library Cooperative. libraries.
How to Apply for Books by Mail Service
The application for patrons with disabilities can be found below or
requested by calling 352-253-6163. Please fill out the application, have it signed by a physician, nurse or social worker, and return to Books by Mail by fax to 352-253-6184 or mail to 2401
Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778.
Books by Mail items will be sent in nylon mailing bags. The materials must be returned in that
nylon mailing bag as it was received. Books by Mail material posted by the due date will not
incur over-due fines. Failure to return the nylon bag will result in an assessed charge to cover
the replacement cost.
Books by Mail service can be used for any book or audio book available for three week checkout.
At this time we cannot send video tapes, games, DVDs or CDs.
The Books by Mail service is not available to reciprocal borrowers in Marion, Orange, Seminole
and Volusia Counties due to the terms of the reciprocal borrowing agreements.
You can request Books by Mail in one of the following ways:
- Place a request on a book from any library. Then choose Books by Mail as your pick-up location.
- Call one of the libraries listed on the Lake County Libraries page.
- Call Lake County Library Services: (352) 253-6163.
- Patrons may place a request on an item from the Library Catalog via the Internet. Go to our
- Click on the Library Catalog tab at the top of the page.
- Follow prompts to select a book.
- Place a request on the book
- Choose Books by Mail as your pick-up location.
NOTE: If you have been receiving Books by Mail and are no longer eligible, please contact your library to change your pick up location.
Books by Mail Brochure
Homebound Service Application
For Additional information contact Library Services at (352) 253-6163 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I reserve titles that are not available right now?
If a title you request is part of the circulating collection but is currently not available, we will
reserve it for you and send it to you in a future delivery.
Who is eligible for the Books by Mail program?
Patrons who have a medically documented disability that prevents them from coming into the
Library to use its facilities and resources are eligible.
You are eligible if you:
- Hold a valid library card in Lake, Osceola or Polk Counties
- Are unable to travel to the library due to a disability
- Have a temporary disability which restricts your ability to access the library
What if I am no longer eligible for the Books by Mail program?
If you have been receiving Books by Mail and are no longer eligible, please contact your library
to change your pick up location.
How do I register for Books by Mail?
Patrons should complete an application for homebound services.
Please fill out the application, have it signed by a physician, nurse or social worker, and return to Books by Mail
by fax to 352-253-6184 or mail to 2401 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778.
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