Request Home Services

Patrons who are unable to visit the library due to a physical or mental limitation have access to the library's collection through Library Services to At-Home Readers (L-STAR), also know as “Books by Mail.”  Once registered, patrons will receive library items through the mail in a reusable mailing bag, and the library will cover the cost of postage.

The application for the service may be downloaded: Application for Home Services. After you download the application, please print it, fill out the top half and have your doctor or otherwise qualified competent authority fill out and sign the bottom. After you have completed the application send it to: 

L-STAR, Rm. 215
DC Public Library
901 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001-4531

If you would like the application sent to you or have any other questions regarding the service, contact Chris Corrigan by phone at 202-727-2143 or by e-mail at