Visiting Library Service

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.

Visiting Library Service

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.

Application Form


Please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Spence: spence@lincoln.library.on.ca.

    Preferred method of communication:

    Please include contact information for a family member, caregiver or friend in case we are unable to reach you.

    Declaration of Eligibility and Statement of Confidentiality:

    I am a resident of Lincoln, Ontario (Beamsville, Vineland, Vineland Station, Jordan, Jordan Station, Campden, Rockway or Tintern). I have an injury, illness or disability that prevents me from visiting the library in person and/or carrying library materials. The information collected on this application is for the purpose of ensuring eligibility for service, borrowing and delivery service.

    1. I understand that this service is available to me because I am unable to visit or use library facilities.
    2. I authorize Lincoln Public Library staff to check out library materials on my behalf and to keep a reading history of these materials to avoid duplication of titles.
    3. I am responsible for the safe return of all borrowed items.
    4. A fee may be charged to replace any lost or damaged material.
    5. I am responsible for reporting a change of address/phone number to library staff.

    Signature of Visiting Library Member/Caregiver
    I have read and understand the Declaration of Eligibility and Statement of Confidentiality above.

    Date:

    VLS Member Profile
    Share information about what types of material you would like to borrow. You will receive a maximum of ten items each loan period.

    Genres:

    Fiction:

    Nonfiction:

    Please do NOT include materials that feature: