Reaching Out to the TCPL communities

A large focus of the TCPL mission is to serve the communities in the Tippecanoe County Public Library district. To help us do that, the Outreach Services Department provides a variety of services that focus specifically on customers who do not have convenient access to a library.

Our trained, motivated staff and team of volunteers make visits to facilities throughout Tippecanoe County, as well as providing services to homebound residents who are not able to visit the library themselves.  Offering this vital link to library services means greater enrichment and a better quality of life.

Outreach Services

Nursing Home Deposit Collections

The Outreach Services Department delivers library materials on a monthly basis to nursing homes or special care facilities. Items are delivered on the second Friday of each month. This service is free and available to nursing homes or institutions that possess a valid Tippecanoe County Public Library card.

Interested in Services?

If you know of someone living in a nursing home who might enjoy this service, or for more information about receiving this service, call the Outreach Services office at (765) 429-0169, or email the Outreach Department at outreach@tcpl.lib.in.us.

Homebound Services (Library Link)

The Library Link Program is a free service to customers in Tippecanoe County. Individuals who due to extended illness, physical disabilities, or other circumstances cannot take advantage of library services at a library branch or through the Mobile Library, can have library materials delivered directly to them. Library Link customers are matched with a volunteer who brings library materials on a monthly basis.

Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library

Visually impaired customers or those with a disability that prevents use of standard library materials may be eligible to borrow from the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library. This service provides digital talking books and digital players. It also offers Braille, large type books, and magazines. TCPL maintains a deposit collection of talking books that are for use with the Indiana State Library-issued players. For more information, call (765)429-0113 or visit the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library Website.