Homebound Delivery Service patron receives books and instruments from his dedicated volunteer.
Homebound Delivery Service patron receives books and instruments from his dedicated volunteer. Photo by Sandra Matthews.

Forbes Library offers delivery service options for residents of Northampton, Leeds and Florence.

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Homebound Delivery Service

Our Homebound Delivery Service is available to residents of any age who are homebound due to a long term illness, disability or who has transportation restraints and is unable to come to the library regularly.  A trained volunteer will place holds for your specific requests or select materials for you based on your interests.  This is the best option for patrons who do not wish to search for titles and place their own holds.  Pickup and Deliveries are on a 3 week cycle. We offer books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and more. These are the ways to sign up for this service:

Use this online form: Homebound Delivery Service Online Request

Print this form and mail it to us: Homebound Delivery Service PDF

Call 413-587-1019 and leave your name and phone number.

Short-term Delivery Service

Short-term Delivery Service is available to residents of any age who will need delivery service for less than 4 months.  This is the service to use while recovering from surgery or a prolonged illness, etc. To request SDS, please fill out this simple form Short‑term Delivery Request or call 413-587-1019.

As-Needed Delivery Service

Our As-Needed Delivery Service is available to residents of any age who are unable to get to the library to pick up or return items.  When placing items on hold, please select Forbes Library as your pick up location. Once you receive notification that your holds are ready for pickup, you may call 413-587-1011 option 2 to request delivery, or use this form: As‑Needed Delivery Request

Volunteer with ODS

We love our dedicated volunteers and look forward to new members joining our dynamic team!

Homebound Delivery Service

Volunteers act as personal librarians to the patrons they serve. They place holds on specific items that patrons request or find items based on their interests. We ask that volunteers be available for up to 2 hours a week for a minimum of 12 consecutive months. (We can accommodate 3  consecutive weeks off  twice a year.)  Volunteers are trained and CORI checked.
We are currently not accepting applications for Homebound Delivery Service Volunteers.

Contact us: outreach@forbeslibrary.org

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Outreach Delivery Service PSA

Video is 2 minutes 15 seconds. Captions and a transcript are available.

Volunteer resources