Visiting Library Service

The Visiting Library Service (VLS) provided by Lincoln Pelham Public Library (LPPL) is for community members who are unable to visit the library due to age, disability, or illness. This service is available to residents of Lincoln (Beamsville, Vineland, Vineland Station, Jordan, Jordan Station, Campden, Tintern, and Rockway) and Pelham (Effingham, Fenwick, Fonthill, North Pelham, and Ridgeville).

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 LPPL cardholder, please contact the library to issue a library card or apply online here.

white delivery van featuring the LPPL logo

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. Selected materials will be checked out on the individual’s card and packed in an LPPL bookbag.

The VLS member will receive a reminder phone call 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.

On the day of delivery, a library staff member or volunteer will drop off new materials and pick up returns. Please ensure all returned materials are inside the bookbag.

There are no late fines; fees apply for lost or damaged items.

There will be a loan period of approximately four to six weeks (based on a VLS member’s preference and staff availability) and a limit of ten items per loan period.

Application Form

Please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please contact your nearest LPPL branch.

    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: