Housebound Service

​​​​The housebound service is a fortnightly delivery service available for users who are unable to visit either the main library or the Mobile Library, either on a permanent or a temporary basis, because of illness or infirmity and who have no other person readily available to come to the library to select their materials.

Housebound services

Library staff select items for the Housebound borrowers according to the preferences noted on the Housebound Borrower Registration Form.  

Volunteer drivers deliver the items every second Tuesday morning. 

Arrangements may be made to collect items from the Mobile Library at any regular stop.

Terms of service

You will be required to supply a referral/confirmation by a medical professional that you are incapacitated initially and every 12 months from the commencement of the Housebound service.

Normal library membership conditions apply to the loan of items to Housebound borrowers. You will be charged for the cost of any Lost items.

Further information

For further information on the Housebound service contact Outreach Services Coordinator, Robyn Skipwith by phone on 351 7032 or email​.

Register for the Housebound Service

If you would like to register for the Housebound Service, either fill in the online form below, download a Housebound Registration Form or pick one up at Rotorua Library.

If different from above.
Someone not living with you.
E.g. Back or front door, hearing impaired, walking difficulties etc, OR Collect from Mobile Library - specify stop.
Please indicate which applies to you:
What type of material would you like?
You may select more than one option.
Maximum of 8 items per delivery.
Which format do you prefer?(optional)
Tick the options that suit you.
What type of books do you enjoy?
Fiction preferences(optional)
Tick as many options as you want.
Non-Fiction preferences(optional)
Tick as many options as you want. Options with * not available in Large Print.
Terms and conditions
Normal Library membership conditions apply to the loan of items to Housebound borrowers. You will be charged for the cost of any Lost items.
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