Homebound Service

Homebound ServiceThe Royal Oak Public Library Homebound Service program helps fulfill the library’s mission by offering services to residents who are homebound due to disability or illness and are physically unable to visit the library. Patrons must have a ROPL library card to qualify for this service. Patrons must complete an application in order to use the service. Applications will then be processed by library staff, and the patron will be notified of the beginning service date. The Library will mail up to three items at a time to patrons, along with a return-postage address label. Additional materials may be requested and sent after the current items checked out are returned. Patrons participating in the program may become ineligible for the service, and responsible for the cost of the items, if they do not return library materials.

Participation in the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. If demand exceeds capacity, the Royal Oak Public Library reserves the right to reduce, cancel or deny service at any time. 


  • Fill out the Homebound Service Application.
  • Fill out the Reader’s Profile Survey.
  • Sign the Opt in Agreement, if you desire this option.
  • Hand the completed materials to any staff member at the library or mail it to 222 E Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067.

Homebound Services Application Packet (PDF)

Please contact Homebound Services Coordinator Donna Garbarino at (248) 246-3717.
Email: donna.garbarino@romi.gov