To register, please complete the three forms below
1. What is the LibraryDirect program?
The Bethpage Public Library has designed the LibraryDirect program to reach those in our community who are unable to visit the Library due to chronic health issues. The program provides postal delivery of books to persons whose physical needs require them to stay at home.
2. Who is eligible to receive LibraryDirect services?
Persons who are eligible for a Bethpage Public Library card (residents in School District #21) and who cannot visit the Library due to illness or disability qualify for this program.
3. How do I sign-up for LibraryDirect?
To enroll in the program, you must first submit the following forms:
- LibraryDirect Application
- Certification of Eligibility for Free Postal Matter
- Reading Preferences Questionnaire
4. How does LibraryDirect work?
Once enrolled, the library will send a package of up to three books each month based on your indicated preferences and/or specific requests. To return the books, place them back in the original envelope and follow the enclosed instructions. Leave the envelope for the letter carrier.
5. Can I renew a book?
Renewals are allowed one time. Please contact the Reference Desk (516-931-3907.)
6. Who pays for postage?
LibraryDirect participants are not responsible for postage. Patrons who require large print materials due to a visual or physical disability are eligible for free delivery by the United States Postal Service. The Bethpage Public Library will pay for the postage for the LibraryDirect patrons who are not eligible for free delivery.
7. What kinds of materials are available?
LibraryDirect is pleased to offer books in both regular and large print. We hope to expand the program in the future to include other non-book materials such as audiobooks. In addition, the Long Island Talking Book Library offers delivery of recorded books. Please call the Reference Desk at 516-931-3907 for an application.
8. May I get bestsellers?
Bestsellers are in great demand. Due to the time involved in mailing books to you and getting them back, we can include only 28 day circulating materials in the program at this time.
9. Who will see my personal information?
The Bethpage Post Office requires a copy of the Certification of Eligibility for Free Postal Matter to be kept on file. At the library, we maintain a record of books we have sent to our LibraryDirect patrons in order to avoid duplication. All of these records are kept confidential.