This free service provides books to Palm Beach County residents who cannot visit their library because of a physical disability, long-term illness, or lack of transportation. Materials can be requested by mail, telephone, or electronically. Readers may request reader's advisory assistance from Books-By-Mail staff, and titles from any source.

Call Books-By-Mail at 561-649-5482 (Greater West Palm Beach) or 1-888-780-5151 (toll-free) for more information.

Download a copy of the Books-By-Mail application form. (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Books-By-Mail is a free service that provides books to eligible Palm Beach County residents who are unable to visit the library because of a physical disability, long-term illness and/or lack of transportation.
Books-By-Mail provides a Booklist of our newest titles bi-monthly. You can choose any new, popular or older title the library owns.
You may request material using the postcards we provide, by telephone or from our website. Your order will be delivered to your home by the U.S. Postal Service. You may request reader’s advisory assistance from Books-By-Mail staff.
This is a free service* for residents who reside within the co-operative library district. *Certain municipalities require a non-resident fee.
You can have up to 50 items at any one time.
Every Books-By –Mail patron is given a 28-day loan period from checkout, including time spent in the mail.
To apply, call 561-649-5482 (West Palm Beach area) or 1-888-780-5151 (South County and Glades area) Option 2 to request an application or download a copy of the Books-By-Mail application form.