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Library @ Your Door Homebound Service

Library @ Your Door Delivery

For library cardholders residing within the Kent City School District, the Kent Free Library will deliver library materials to your home if you are unable to leave home due to a permanent homebound condition, or a temporary condition that will last for six weeks or more (please note that lack of transportation alone is not a valid reason to request delivery).

Library staff will conduct a brief interview with you about your material preferences and arrange a mutually beneficial delivery schedule.

Library staff will then select books and other library materials specifically for you and deliver them to you door.

Homebound Selection Service

For library cardholders residing outside the Kent City School District, the Library now offers Homebound Selection Service.

Library staff will interview you about your material preferences and arrange a pickup schedule.  You can then designate a responsible adult to pick up, deliver, and return your library materials.

Qualifying for Service

To qualify for either Library @ Your Door Delivery or Homebound Selection Service, participants must:

  • Meet the Medicare definition for homebound*
  • Have a current Kent Free Library card
  • Complete a Participation Form or request one at any Information Desk.  Call 330.673.4414 to have a form mailed to you.

* Medicare Definition of Homebound: Leaving your home isn’t recommended by your physician because of your condition; or your condition keeps you from leaving home without help (such as using a wheelchair or walker, needing special transportation, or getting help from another person); or leaving home takes a considerable and taxing effort.


To apply for Library @ Your Door Delivery or Homebound Selection Service, complete the application and return it to the library.

Additional Information

For more information, read the Library @ Your Door Homebound Policy.

For questions, please contact Community and Special Services Manager Kristen Pool at 330.673.4414 or [email protected].

Find Us:

Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
[email protected]

Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00