This free service provides Library materials (books, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs) to Palm Beach County residents who are temporarily or permanently homebound and/or cannot visit their library because of a physical disability, long-term illness or lack of transportation. Materials can be requested by mail, telephone or electronically. Readers may request reader's advisory assistance from Books-By-Mail staff and titles from any source.
Books-By-Mail is more than just books, audiobooks and DVDs. Books-By-Mail members can also take advantage of monthly activities designed specifically for homebound individuals. To find out what activities are being offered, click here, opens a new window. For a listing of all activities offered virtually from the comfort of your home, please click here, opens a new window.
Call Books-By-Mail at 561-649-5482 for more information.
FAQ Talking Books
Books-By-Mail is a free service that provides any item in the Palm Beach County Library System catalog to eligible Library cardholders who are unable to visit a physical branch location because of a physical disability, long-term illness or lack of transportation.
Any item in the Palm Beach County Library System collection can be requested using postcards provided by the service, by calling Books-By-Mail staff at 561-649-5482, or by placing a hold on the Library's website. Your items will be delivered to your home by the U.S. Postal Service. Don't know what to read next? Contact Books-By-Mail staff for readers' advisory assistance!
No. Books-By-Mail service as well as the mailing of materials is free to all qualifying applicants.
Every Books-By–Mail member is given a 28-day loan period from checkout, including time spent in the mail.
You can either:
Call 561-649-5482 to request a Books-By-Mail application be sent to your home; or
Download a copy of the Books-By-Mail Web-based Application, opens a new window and mail to:
Palm Beach County Library System, c/o Books-By-Mail, 4289 Cherry Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409;
Complete the Books-By-Mail Web-based Application, opens a new window, sign, and scan a copy to: BooksByMailB@pbclibrary.org.