Books by Mail

Mail delivery of items is an option for those cardholders who have been pre-approved as eligible for mail service based on inability to receive books via pickup at a library.

As a resident cardholder, you may qualify for mailing of library items at no charge if:

  • You have mobility issues that make it difficult for you to travel to a library to pick up books.
  • There is no one else who can pick up books for you.
  • Your driving distance from the nearest library is more than 10 miles.
  • You live in the Yale Valley Library District. *YVLD residents are not required to fill out an application.

If you think you may be eligible for mail service, check out the criteria on the Books By Mail Application, which is also available from libraries and bookmobiles. To apply print, fill out, sign, and submit it either via mail, fax or in person. Please note that the form is not automated.

If you do not yet have a library card with FVRL, please submit a Library Card Application along with the Books by Mail application.

Once you have been approved to receive books by mail, simply choose "Books by Mail" from the Pickup Library drop-down menu when placing a hold. You may also set it as your default choice by following Step 5 in Editing Preferences Instructions.

Submit your application

Mail to:
Fort Vancouver Regional Library
1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98663

For assistance or more information

Call: 360-906-5000
From area code 509: 1-888-546-2707