Empowering a community
of lifelong learners
106 N BROADWAY
BELGRADE, MT 59714
order to provide services to all patrons within the community who wish to
utilize the library, Belgrade Community Library will mail items to patrons who
are unable to reach the Library due to temporary or permanent disability,
injury, or illness.
Homebound Services are available to patrons
with library accounts in good standing who have a mailing address within
Gallatin County.† To enroll in the Libraryís Homebound Services, the patron or
a representative must fill out a form verifying their current contact
information, providing an explanation of the condition preventing them from
accessing the Library in person, and providing the duration of this situation
if their condition is temporary.† This form will be available within the
Library and via the Library website. If a patron cannot access the application
form themselves or through a representative, they may call the Library and
provide all necessary information for Library staff to complete the application
on their behalf.
SCHEDULE, & LOAN PERIOD
will be shipped in reusable, nylon courier bags. The Library will mail one
shipment containing up to two items per week.† Items will be checked out to the
patronís account when they are prepared for mailing.† All items checked out to
homebound patrons will be checked out for four weeks. It will be the patronís
responsibility to contact the Library if they need to renew or extend their
checkout times. Patrons can renew items up to two times unless the item has
been placed on hold by another patron.
items must be returned together in the reusable courier bag in which the items
are delivered. The Library will provide return mailing information and return
postage so that items can be returned easily and at no charge to the patron. If
a patron loses the return postage slip or fails to include all items within the
courier bag when it is returned, then the patron will be responsible for any
postage required to return those items or to arrange alternate delivery of
items to the Library. If a courier bag is not returned to the Library, the
patron will be charged a $15.00 replacement fee.
returned by mail will be checked in according to the date of the postmark. If
there is no postmark or the date on the postmark is unclear, items will be
checked in as if they were mailed one week prior to the date they were received
by the Library.
who participate in Homebound Services will be subject to the same fines and
fees for lost, damaged, and overdue items as other patrons.† Patrons will not
be charged for damages if it can be documented that the damage occurred while
the item was in the care of the postal service.
MATERIALS FOR HOMEBOUND SERVICES
books, audiobooks, and DVDs are available to be mailed to homebound patrons.
The Library reserves the right to decline mailing oversize items that will be
difficult or unduly expensive to mail or items deemed too fragile to mail.† If
the Library decides an item cannot be mailed, library staff will work with the
patron to provide an alternative item when possible.† Board games, puzzles,
technology items, and other kits are not eligible for mail delivery.
can place specific titles on hold for delivery or they can work with the
Homebound Services Coordinator to have Library staff select items for them.
OF HOMEBOUND SERVICES
Library reserves the right to terminate Homebound Services under the following
The patronís library account expires and they do not contact the Library to renew their account
A delivery is returned to the Library as
undeliverable or the Library otherwise learns
that the patron has moved but has not updated their account information.
The patronís account is blocked due to fines or fees related to
lost, damaged, or overdue items
The patron or someone in their household is found to have
purposefully defaced or otherwise vandalized an item
the Library elects to terminate homebound services, the patron will be notified
via the method indicated in their account.