Books By Mail

Books by Mail is a service that provides homebound patrons access to library materials through delivery by U.S. mail.

Who can use Books by Mail?

Books by Mail is available to any resident of Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties who is unable to access an OWWL Library due to disability, long-term or chronic illness, lack of transportation, or other difficulty.

What library materials can be checked out?

The following materials can be checked out through Books by Mail: Print books, audio books, and DVDs. Materials can be checked out for five weeks and may be renewed if not needed for a hold. There is limit of six items per mailing.

Books by Mail patrons can also borrow handheld MagniPros 4X Magnifying Glasses with LED lights. 

Who chooses the library materials?

Patrons can either request specific titles or have Books by Mail staff select materials based on personal interest.

How do the materials arrive?

Materials will arrive in a blue canvas mail bag to the address listed on the application. Materials will be returned in the same bag; a pre-paid shipping label will be included.

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