Visiting Library Service
If you can’t come to the library, the library can come to you! The Visiting Library Service is a home delivery service available to Guelph residents who are unable to visit the library in person due to a disability, long-term illness, or other mobility restriction.
A variety of library materials, including books, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs are selected by library staff and delivered to you by a volunteer, family member or friend. You may request specific titles.
Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? The Guelph Public Library is recruiting volunteers for our Visiting Library Service.
Talking Book Service - (CELA) Centre For Equitable Library Access
The Guelph Public Library Talking Book Service provides special collections to registered members who cannot read regular print due to a disability. Once registered, users have complete access to the Guelph Public Library’s collection of Books on CD, DAISY format audiobooks and downloadable audiobooks, as well as all the library resources of the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA). A Victor Reader DAISY Player is also available to borrow by eligible cardholders.
Once enrolled for the service, you can receive material by working directly with Community Outreach staff to choose your items and set up a reading profile. You may also visit any library location to select your own materials, as well as choose items directly from our catalog and place your holds yourself.
Any items in the GPL collection may be delivered to a local branch or to a Bookmobile service point for pick-up. To enroll in the Talking Book Service, please contact Community Outreach Services or phone 519-824-6220 ext. 264. Borrowers unable to visit the library may sign up for our Visiting Library Service for home delivery of their material by a volunteer. Eligible individuals may also directly register for CELA service using the self-registration form found at the the CELA website.
The Bookmobile visits many retirement communities, assisted living facilities, long-term care centres and daycares in the Guelph community. Please consult the Bookmobile schedule for more details.
Special Needs Status
People with disabilities requiring extended borrowing periods may apply to have their library card changed to Special Needs status. For inquiries regarding Special Needs status, please contact Community Outreach Services at 519-824-6220 ext. 264.