Books with Wheels

Delivery service for homebound East Greenbush residents. Apply now

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for Books with Wheels service?
Residents of East Greenbush and Schodack who are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the library in person are eligible.

How does the service work?
Once we have received your application, we will schedule your first delivery. A Books with Wheels volunteer will bring you a tote bag of 5-8 large print books that match your reading preferences. We will arrange a mutually convenient date and time – approximately a month later – to collect your completed bag and deliver another.

May I request certain books or authors?
We cannot guarantee the availability of specific titles or authors, but we will gladly accommodate requests whenever possible.

Is there a delivery fee?
No, Books with Wheels is offered free of charge.

How can I receive other types of materials?
The New York State Library loans audiobooks and magazines to eligible individuals through the Talking Book and Braille Library program. We would be happy to assist you in applying for access to this free program. For more information, call the Talking Book and Braille Library at 518-474-5935.

May I borrow DVDs?
Because DVDs have a shorter loan period than other items in the collection, we cannot include them in the Books with Wheels program.

What if I do not have a library card?
You can apply online or we will mail a library card application to you. The application must be filled out and returned to the delivery volunteer at your first scheduled delivery. You will also need to show the delivery volunteer your driver’s license or other picture ID and a utility bill or other document indicating proof of address. We will deliver your new library card at the next delivery time.