Home Borrowers Program

If you can't come to the library, we will bring the library to you! The Burbank Public Library provides library service to Burbank residents who cannot come to the library or carry books home due to age, illness (other than contagious disease) or temporary or permanent disability. Each homebound person is individually profiled and matched with a volunteer on a one-to-one basis. A volunteer will deliver library materials every four weeks on a day and time agreed to with the homebound-borrower.


  1. Patrons may borrow unlimited fiction, paperbacks and non-fiction titles. Also audio books and Braille cassettes may be borrowed. Items may not be renewed.
  2. The librarian in charge of the service will choose reading materials according to the interests and needs of the borrower. Requests will be filled depending on the availability of material.
  3. Fines for overdue books and audios will be waived.
  4. The borrower is responsible for lost books and audios and must pay for cost of replacement.
  5. Books will not be delivered if the borrower is not at home at the specified time of the appointment.


The Librarian in charge of the Home Borrower's Service may be reached in the Reference Department at 818.238.5580. Your name, address and telephone number will be taken at that time.


Braille Talking Book Collection

Do you know someone who's visually impaired?

At the Central Library and Buena Vista Branch Library, we offer a large selection of Braille audiocassettes (recorded books) for the visually and/or physically impaired. Patrons may trade in a faulty or broken Braille cassette machine for a new one.  Applications are available at both libraries for eligible patrons to register to become Braille Institute library users.

We order new titles in the Talking Book Collection on a monthly basis. Please notify reference staff when you are checking out or returning the cassettes.

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