Home Borrow / Outreach

Books can be a great escape, but only if you have access to them. The McCracken County Public Library staff knows many patrons cannot borrow materials because they cannot physically come to the library itself. Our Homebound services lets these library patrons continue to have access to library materials. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Those physically unable to visit the library due to age or illness, or because they are in a rehab center, Homebound, physically impaired, injured, or in a long-term care facility or retirement center are eligible for this service.
  • The homebound status may be permanent or temporary.
  • The service is available to patrons living in McCracken County.

How can I apply?

Apply Online Print a Form [PDF]
Paper applications are available at the library. You may also request an application be mailed to you by calling
270-442-2510, ext. 115.

How does it work?

  1. Fill out an application for Homebound service.  You may choose to receive books, audiobooks, or both.
  2. Our Homebound Coordinator will contact you to discuss the program and your reading preferences.
  3. Materials can be delivered to you in one of two ways:
    • The library will mail materials to private addresses.
    • Library staff will hand-deliver materials to those living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or hospitals.

Home Borrow Service Offerings During Covid-19 

Books by Mail and Doorstep Delivery to Assisted Living Facilities 

We have resumed our Books by Mail program, which you can apply for following the directions above. We are also resuming doorstep delivery to our regular assisted living facilities as possible. If you or a family member have recently moved into an assisted living facility and are interested in starting this service, please fill out the Homebound Application form above.

Virtual Programming Packet for Homebound Seniors 

Descriptive text: While we remain socially distant during Covid-19, we’re still doing what we can to bring you programming that’s informational and fun! Follow this link to access our regularly-updated digital packet of programming videos, puzzles, and lists of New and Popular Large Print titles.  

Call-In Book Club 

Starting at 2pm Wednesday, July 1st our Bookmobile Coordinator, Lesley, will be hosting a Weekly Call-in Book Club on Wednesdays at 2pm. These will include discussion about what everyone is reading, recommendations of new titles, and general wellness check-ins. To tune in: 

  1. Dial +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 
  2. Enter the Recurring Meeting ID: 857 9450 3826 
  3. Then, Enter the Password: 555 

Related Helpful Links

  • COVIA’s Well Connected Call-in Programs, are free and include a variety of topics.  
  • For those in McCracken County,Paducah City Wellness Checks are available. After filling out the application, a Paducah City employee will follow up soon.
  • The Paducah Senior Center is still offering their services such as E-homes repair service, Meals on Wheels, transportation to doctors, pharmacies, grocery stores, Social Security, etc., Telephone reassurance … a friendly call each week, and Information about other agencies providing services to seniors. Visit their website for more information and sign-up.