SLPL offers Books-By-Mail


The St. Louis Public Library’s Books-By-Mail service is available to residents of the City of St. Louis who are confined to their homes or residence because of a physical disability, extended illness or advanced age.

The free service is offered to homebound patrons who have no one to pick up Library materials for them and who do not live at a Library Outreach delivery site.

Books are delivered to the readers and returned by the United States Postal Services.

Homebound patrons interested in registering for Books-By-Mail should call Central Library’s Adult Outreach Services at 314-340-2401. An application will be mailed to interested patrons requiring a physician or caregiver’s signature.

If qualified, a reader’s survey will be sent to determine the patron’s interest. Experienced Librarians select materials based on the survey information. Items can also be requested by phone. Items can include regular print, large print, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs.

Items will be mailed in a heavy-duty cloth bag or padded envelopes, with a return-mailing label for each bag. Books-by-Mail-application

Call 314-340-2401 for more information.