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Home Delivery Service

WHO qualifies for this service?

Ephrata Public Library's Home Delivery service provides library materials to Ephrata area residents who are unable to visit the library due to temporary or long-term physical illness, disability, transportation issues or other reasons. Patrons must reside within 3 miles of the Ephrata Public Library and be eligible for a library card. All circulation policies apply.

WHAT library materials are available and what is the cost? 

Materials available for delivery include books (fiction, nonfiction, and large print), audiobooks, magazines, music CDs and videos. You may request specific titles or books by your favorite authors. Materials will be selected for you based on the reading interests you have indicated on the Home Delivery application, or you can contact the Outreach Librarian with specific requests. This is a free service funded through grants and facilitated by library staff and volunteers. 

Is there a limit to how many items can be delivered?

Home delivery patrons are limited to 20 items per patron.

WHEN are the materials delivered?

Materials are typically delivered Mondays on either a bi-weekly or monthly basis, but this is flexible to suit patron needs.

HOW do I sign up to be a participant?

You may call Ephrata Public Library and ask for the Outreach Librarian or you can click here to fill out the application form online.

Can someone who does not live within 3 miles of the Ephrata Public Library receive Home Delivery Service?

Delivery is currently only available for residents who live within 3 miles of the Ephrata Public Library. 

Home Delivery Service Online Application


Home Delivery Application to Print

For additional questions, please contact our Outreach Librarian at or 717-738-9291.

The Ephrata Public Library gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the Walters/Unitarian Church Trust, an endowment from Arthur and Selma Walters to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, in making this program a reality. In awarding this grant, the UUCL Board has acknowledged the contributions of Ephrata Public Library to achieving the vision of inclusiveness among all humans as well as respect for the dignity and worth of each individual, as promoted by the Walters Trust and UUCL. 

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