About Lending Hands Homebound Service

Lending Hands, Fayetteville Public Library's outreach service to the homebound, provides personal delivery of library materials to persons of all ages who reside within the city limits of Fayetteville and are physically unable to come to the library due to illness or disability. This is a free service.

Who is eligible?

Lending Hands is available to Fayetteville residents who live at home, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, or nursing homes. This service may also be used by persons unable to come to the library due to a temporary illness or disability.

What materials are available?

Materials available to Lending Hands participants are the same items available to all library patrons and include:

  • Books - hardback, paperback and large print
  • Audio books on CD
  • DVDs and Blu-rays
  • Music CDs
  • Magazines

Library items are loaned for a 2-week period and may be renewed when possible. There are no overdue charges on late items; however, replacement costs will be charged for materials that are lost or damaged beyond repair.

What you will need?

A current Fayetteville Public Library card is required to borrow items. A Lending Hands volunteer will assist you in completing a library card application and a reader profile as well as coordinate convenient delivery/pickup times.

Register for the program

To enroll with the Lending Hands Homebound Service or to ask further questions, call 856-7250 or e-mail Questions@faylib.org.
For your convenience, the application form is available for download.
Print and fill out the application form (PDF) and send to:
Lending Hands Homebound Service
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W. Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to deliver library materials to the homebound. If you are interested in helping to bring the joy of reading to those unable to come to the library contact the Manager of Volunteer Services at 479-856-7104.