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Outreach Services / Bookmobile


The Outreach Services Department / Bookmobile of the Lafayette Public Library provides library services to individuals and families in community spaces beyond library branches.  By taking library services directly to the citizens of Lafayette Parish we strive to increase equitable access to library resources.

Booking It To You

Temporary Home Delivery Service

Lafayette Public Library is here to help with a new temporary home delivery service called Booking It To You. Here is what you need to know to get started:  

  • Booking It To You is our new contactless delivery option for library patrons unable to get to the library due to health concerns, caring for out-of-school children, or lack of transportation.
  • We would be able to deliver 10 items, such as books, audiobooks, DVDs, and music to households within Lafayette Parish.
  • Call (337) 261-5789 to sign up.
  • We will do our best to have deliveries take place within a week’s time.

FAQs 

What can be requested?
-Materials available for delivery include books, audiobooks, DVDs, and music CDs. Interlibrary loan items must still be picked up at a library branch.

Can anyone use this service?
-A patron with a library account in good standing can request this temporary service.

Will you make a delivery to any location?
-Deliveries will only be made to locations currently allowing visitors and not to places with high-risk populations for health complications due to COVID-19.

What do you mean by “contactless delivery”?
-Once the library materials are ready for delivery, library staff will notify the patron of the day and time of delivery. When the library staff member arrives at the door, they will set the bagged delivery on the ground in front of the door, knock, and then step back to make the delivery free of contact between the patron and staff member.

How often can deliveries be requested?
-The items will be checked out for 3 weeks, and a new delivery can be requested once the items are nearing their 3-week due date.

How long with this service be available?
-This service is temporary and will continue only through part of June.

What about returning the checked-out items?
-Returns will be picked up with the next delivery, or patrons can drop them at the book drop of their local library.

 

Bookmobile and Outreach Services will be back soon…Submit a request for a visit to your event, community meeting, camp, or organization from Outreach Services / Bookmobile.

Outreach Services, including the bookmobile, offers:
* Mobile branch services
* On-site library card registration
* Presentations on library services and programs specific to the current interest of group or organization
* Hands-on help with getting started with eBooks, eAudiobooks and online resources
* Storytimes
* Personal delivery of materials to patrons with special needs through Homebound and Books by Mail Service
* Deposit collections for approved childcare centers
* Deposit collections for senior centers and assisted living facilities
* Coming soon…additional programming options

For more information about our brand new Bookmobile, click here (Fact Sheet).