The Visiting Library Service (VLS) provided by Lincoln Public Library is for community members who are unable to visit the library due to age, disability or illness. This service is limited to residents of Lincoln (Beamsville, Vineland, Vineland Station, Jordan, Jordan Station, Campden, Tintern and Rockway).
Individuals are welcome to apply, or a family member or caregiver can apply on an individual’s behalf. If you are requesting this service as a resident or on behalf of someone living in long-term care, please contact library staff.
If an individual is not a current LPL cardholder, please contact the library to issue a library card or apply online here.
How it Works
Library staff will select materials based on the member’s preferences. Specific titles can also be requested; these are subject to availability. At this time, interlibrary loan materials are not eligible. Selected materials will be checked out on the individual’s card and packed in an LPL bookbag.
The VLS member will receive a reminder phone call the day before materials are dropped off and picked up. If the member is unable to receive the materials at this time, they will be contacted the following month for delivery.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, materials will be delivered and picked up by library staff. Masks and gloves will be worn while handling materials and physical distancing measures will be in place.
On the day of delivery, a library staff member will drop off new materials to the front door and pick up returns. Please ensure all returned materials are inside the bookbag.
No late fines will be charged on VLS materials; fees will apply for lost or damaged items.
There will be a loan period of approximately four weeks and a limit of 10 items per loan period. All returned materials are subject to a 96-hour quarantine period.