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Books by Mail

Books by Mail

Providing service to the residents

of Lackawanna County


WHAT IS BOOKS BY MAIL?  The Books by Mail program is a FREE service which provides library materials for those who have a disability preventing them from visiting the library.


WHAT CAN YOU RECEIVE?  You can get books (regular print or large print), audio books, DVDs, blu-rays, and music on CD.


HOW LONG CAN I KEEP MY ITEMS?  All items have a 4-week loan period with possible renewals.


HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY ITEMS?  Library materials will be mailed FREE of charge in a nylon bag.


HOW DO I RETURN MY ITEMS?  The nylon bag can be left out for your mail carrier or dropped off at any US Post Office.  Simply cut the zip ties, flip the address card over and replace the ties (provided in the bag).


CAN I RESERVE ITEMS?  Yes, you can place your own holds or call the library to reserve titles.  If you don’t want to reserve your own holds, no worries, your preference form will help us select items for you.


HOW DO I GET LIBRARY MATERIALS DELIVERED TO MY HOME IF I DON’T QUALIFY FOR BOOKS BY MAIL?  We offer Home Delivery.  When you or library staff are requesting materials for you, you can opt to have your materials mailed directly to you by selecting the pick-up location of “Home Delivery.”  See our Home Delivery Service page for more information.



1.  You must be a resident of Lackawanna County.

2.  You must provide a form signed by a physician, nurse, social worker or care giver.  This form will be provided to you after the application is submitted.

3.  You must leave your library card at the Scranton Public Library.  If you do not have a library card, one will be provided.


Fill out the  form below and receive the library in your mailbox!

For more information:

570-348-3000 ext. 3035         bbm@albright.org

Books by Mail

Please provide your email if you have a device with internet access.
Do you have a Lackawanna County library card?(Required)
By checking the agreement box you understand that Books by Mail is intended for individuals who are unable to leave home because of a disability. After this form is submitted you will be required to have a form filled out by a physician, nurse, social worker or caregiver. The library will send this form to you.

Reading Preferences

Please indicate your areas of interest, favorite authors and the format you'd like. You can also choose to place your own holds or call to place holds.
Please choose one of the two options:(Required)
Format: Please indicate what formats you'd like to receive.(Required)
Fiction: Choose one or more genres that interest you.
Non-Fiction: Choose one or more subjects that interest you.
DVDs/Blu-rays: Choose one or more genres that interest you.
Music on CD: Choose one or more genres that interest you.
Thank you! We will be in touch.

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