Homebound Services

Homebound Delivery

Love to read? Having trouble getting to the library for health reasons? The West Des Moines Public Library has a service that can help!

In 2019, library staff and volunteers selected and delivered materials monthly to 45 patrons in individual homes.  A WDM library card is required. All materials checkout for one month.

These programs allow WDM residents who have difficulty coming into the library access to library materials - no matter what their living situation.

If you live in a West Des Moines senior living community, delivery is available to you. You may also want to know about our popular Elder Care Facility Outreach Program where we house a small, rotating collection at local care facilities.

Request Homebound Delivery

If you, or someone you know, is interested in this service, please fill out the form below and someone from the WDM Library will contact you. You may also call the Library at 515-222-3404 or email library@wdm.iowa.gov.

Emergency Contact Name
Where will library materials be delivered?
In which West Des Moines facility do you reside? 
Please choose from the list of West Des Moines care facilities below.
Tell us a little about what you like to read or listen to or view...



Large Print and Audio Titles

Here’s a link to our catalog’s Large Print Collection

Here’s a link to our extensive collection of Audiobooks (Books on CD)

Looking for a Good Book to Read? 

We have a reader’s advisory service that can help you find your next great read!  Browse booklists, or ask one of our librarians to help you find that perfect book.  You can request large print or audio, if that is your preference. 

Check out our Reading Recommendations.

New Large Print

New Audiobooks

Other Helpful Local Resources

The mission of Aging Resources of Central Iowa is to lead, advocate and serve as well as plan and coordinate resources in the provision of services to persons in central Iowa, their families, caregivers or representatives enabling elders to lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives in the least restrictive environment. 

Phone: (515) 255-1310 or toll free at 800-747-5352.

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City of WDM source for clothing, food, heating bill, utility bill, emergency assistance and other services for WDM residents. They also have a weekly free medical clinic and normally hold ELL classes for residents. 

Phone: 515-222-3660

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Our Outreach Staff

Would you like to Volunteer to deliver materials to patrons at home? Check back in the future to access our new Homebound Volunteer Application.