From the Director

Bringing the Library into Your Home

You likely know that many businesses initiated delivery services as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But did you know that the Scarborough Public Library has been making deliveries to the homebound for over 40 years? Biweekly, library staff and volunteers deliver library materials to the those unable to visit the library in person due to age, illness, or immobility regardless of whether they live in their own home or in congregate housing. While the pandemic has sometimes made our deliveries more complicated, we still strive to provide the same level of service to our homebound patrons as we do to those who visit us at the Library. If you or someone you know is in need of this service, please call the Adult Services Desk at 883-4723 option 4, email us at askspl [at], or visit our Home Delivery page for more information and an application. 

Another way to use the Library from the comfort of your own home is by remotely accessing one of our many digital resources. Our SPL at Home page is a jumping off point for accessing digital books, audiobooks, magazines, and movies as well as opportunities for lifelong learning such as Udemy and Learning Express. We’re once again offering in-person classes to introduce various library resources to our patrons. The first class scheduled, on how to use cloudLibrary, Flipster, and Kanopy, is detailed in this newsletter. We are also happy to help you with these services at anytime at the Adult Services Desk.

We love seeing our patrons in person at the Library, but if you can’t make it in for a visit, please take advantage of all your Library has to offer you from home!


Catherine Morrison, Assistant Library Director