Homebound Card

SHELTER-IN-PLACE UPDATE 3/22/20: Due to Dallas County’s shelter-in-place order, Irving libraries will suspend all IPL Express curbside and drive-up window services in addition to being closed to visitors. At this time, Irving residents and Irving ISD students should take advantage of online options to obtain a card. Nonresidents who would like to sign up for an account may purchase an e-card to access online services, which can be converted to a card to check out physical materials when the library reopens.

UPDATE 3/18/20: In response to the COVID-19 situation, beginning March 18, 2020, temporary policy changes have been enacted that increase loan limits and create more convenient membership options for new and regular cardholders. These changes are reflected below:

ABOUT THE CARD

The Irving Public Library makes available a Homebound Card for those who are unable to come to a library as a result of physical impairment.

HOW TO OBTAIN A HOMEBOUND CARD

A relative or friend may take the Application for Library Card for Homebound Customer (PDF) to the person who is unable to come to the library. Once the application is completed, return it to the library with a letter from a physician, social worker, or the residence administrator confirming the name and address of the applicant, stating that the applicant is unable to visit a library due to a physical impairment. After receiving the completed form and letter, the Homebound library card and PIN information will be mailed to the customer.

CARD PRIVILEGES

Beginning March 18, 2020, with the Homebound library card, you can check out up to 100 items which include:

  • Five eBooks or digital downloads
  • 10 magazines
  • Two Bluebonnet Award books
  • Two Book-Gab-to-Go kits (for registered book clubs)

You can also request books or articles the library does not own through Interlibrary Loan.

RENEWING A HOMEBOUND LIBRARY CARD

You may renew the Homebound card by sending an updated letter from a physician, social worker, or residence administrator or by sending a notarized statement that confirms the applicant name and address and the homebound status due to a physical impairment. The library card must also be in good standing (no overdue fines or fees on the card). Deliver the updated letter from physician, social worker or residence administrator to any Irving Public Library or mail to: Circulation Supervisor, Irving Public Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060.