Our staff will prepare a profile of the type of library materials of interest to the homebound person.
A community library staff or volunteer will deliver the materials, or they will be mailed with return postage provided.
Since there is a limited number of materials that can be mailed, the patron may prefer to send someone to pick up the materials our staff has selected.
Persons age 65 and older may request exemption from fines.
Braille and Talking Book Library
Borrowers with visual or other disabilities may be eligible to borrow recorded and Braille books and devices from the Braille and Talking Book Library, a branch of the California State Library. You may find out more by calling (toll-free) 1 (800) 952-5666 or by visiting the reference desk of your local library.
Books Aloud, Inc.
Books Aloud, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization which records books on cassette tape for free loan to the blind and disabled. Recordings can be mailed directly to the home of eligible readers, or may be sent to your local library within Santa Clara County. Call (408) 808-2613 or contact the reference desk at your Community Library for more information.
Additional Online Services
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) offers audio textbooks that match schools’ core curricula and students’ Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). With thousands of titles, RFB&D audio textbooks make curricula accessible to all students with print disabilities. As students transition to college, RFB&D offers top ranked college titles.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped