Home-bound & Low Vision Services

Home Delivery

We can bring the library to your front door! Who is eligible? Non-drivers and those who cannot take the bus, such as:

  • Seniors
  • Disabled (where bus riding is not feasible)
  • Home-bound due to injury or illness
What gets delivered?
  • Most library materials (no New Items)
  • 3-20 items per month
  • Staff selected items based on your interests
How does this work?
  • Fill out and return this form:   Homebound Delivery Application
  • Must live in Pekin Library taxing area
  • Once form is received and eligibility confirmed, we phone with all the details
  • Volunteers deliver to your home on the first Tuesday of every month

Low Vision Services

Low Vision Equipment for In-Library Use:

  • Desktop Electronic Video Magnifier -  Magnifier enlarges text/images. Adjustable contrast settings. In Adult Services
    Video demo for Optelec ClearView+ 
  • SuperBright LED Dimmable Magnifier Table Lamp - Adjusts from red to blue spectrum. Magnifier for flat surface reading.  Adult Services area in a study carrel
  • Magnifying Floor Lamp -  SuperBright LED with adjustable magnifier. For cozy chair reading in the Quiet Reading Room
Large Print Books  (Adult Services)
When print is just too small, try the Large Print book collection of fiction,  mysteries, inspirational fiction, westerns, and non-fiction material. Adult Services. More titles through library resource sharing.
CD and Playaway formats. Large selection of fiction, mystery, inspirational fiction, young adult and non-fiction audio-book titles in the Adult Services area. Younger readers audio-books are shelved in Youth Services. More audio materials can be ordered through library resource sharing system.
Digital books from Overdrive and Axis-360 allow font size changes for easier reading on your computer, e-reader, phone or tablet. Apps provide access to audio-books as well   How to get started 
Talking Books  
Illinois Talking Book program, administered by the Illinois Talking Books Outreach Center in Burr Ridge, Illinois, provides a player and digitally recorded books at no charge, delivered to your home once a month. Anyone unable to read standard print due to a visual or physical disability is eligible. Books, magazines, and braille materials are all included with this service.