Homebound Card

UPDATE as of MONDAY, 6/29/20: Due to ongoing health and safety concerns, Irving Library has suspended all visits by appointment to the South, West and Valley Ranch libraries effective Monday, June 29. IPL Express curbside and drive-up window services continue until further notice. Please contact the library by phone or the library’s chat. Please check our social media channels for online storytimes, book talks and more!

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 or caregiver may take the Application for Library Card for Homebound Customer (PDF) to the person who is unable to come to the library. 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 must be included with the application. The application form and the accompanying required letter can be submitted to the library in person, mail or email to:

Circulation Services Supervisor
Irving Public Library
P.O. Box 152288
Irving, TX 75015-2288
Circulation@cityofirving.org
Phone: (972) 721-2460 Fax: (972) 721-2463

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 (a temporary increase in check outs from 50 items during the COVID-19 crisis) 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 (this service is currently unavailable).

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.