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Books By Mail Service For The Homebound

PVLD's Books By Mail service is for homebound Peninsula residents residing in zip codes 90274 and 90275 who are unable to travel to the library or do not have a friend or relative to check out library materials on their behalf.

How it works:

  • Patrons receive deliveries through the U.S. Postal Service and send their materials back using the same bag and a pre-paid postage stamp included in the delivery. 

  • Patrons may request specific materials or request librarians curate materials for them based on the Reading Preferences Survey. Holds must be placed with the librarian and not on a personal account.

  • Patrons may check out books (including large print), audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs. 

  • Renewals are allowed as long as no other patrons have a hold on the item.

  • A new shipment of materials are sent once the previous shipment has been returned to the library by the Postal Service. 

How to enroll

Participants may complete an online application or may download, print, and mail the below application to register for the Books By Mail service. Once your application has been approved you will receive an email or phone call confirming your participation in the service.

Online Application

Downloadable Application

For more information, please contact:
Books By Mail Coordinator, 310-377-9584 x601