Home Service

Home Service is available to Thunder Bay residents who are visually impaired and/or home-bound due to age, illness or disability.

How does it work?

The library provides a selection of materials tailored to your reading tastes. Once a month, a bag of library materials is delivered to your residence by a Friend of the Library volunteer, family member, or friend. 

What can be borrowed?

Library materials that can be borrowed include:

  • regular print books
  • large print books
  • magazines
  • DVDs
  • graphic novels
  • audiobooks (in both CD and MP3 format)
  • VictorReader stratus (digital talking book player, also known as DaisyReader)
  • *photo of VictorReader*

Apply for Home Service 

To apply for Home Service or for more information, please contact:

Andrew (ahare@tbpl.ca) at Waverley at 684-6821  or
Malcy (mbeardy@tbpl.ca) at Mary J.L. Black at 345-8275 (ext. 7259)

Staff will verify your eligibility and ask about your reading interests.



Volunteer delivery persons (if not a friend or family member of the home service client) must become members of the Friends of the TBPL by filling out and submitting the application form at the link below:


In addition to the application form, once the references have been checked and the volunteer has been added to the Friends volunteer list, applicants have to apply for and get a Police Records Check at their own cost ($25) - details on how to do this are sent to them via email.  All Friends also have to complete the legislated Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability (AODA) training as well in order to start volunteering.