Outreach Services

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library offers several programs and services to bring the library to you!

We provide the opportunity for equal access to information resources for those individuals with hearing, vision loss or those requiring special assistance.

In addition to the Library’s general collection and services, resource information and some assistance are available to meet the specific needs of our patrons.  Contact the Outreach Services Coordinator for more information.

Books to You

Books to You is a free library service provided by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library to patrons of all ages who are unable to visit the library.

Library staff will mail materials to you at no cost.

Materials are available in a variety of formats including:

  • Regular books
  • Large-print books
  • Audiobooks
  • Videos
  • Music CDs

If you are interested in using this service, or know someone who could benefit from this service, contact the Outreach Services Coordinator.

Bard Database

Digital titles available for download. Use limited to registered users of the Talking Book Service. Contact talkingbooks@libraries.idaho.gov for eligibility information.

Access Resource


Idaho Talking Book Service

Idaho Talking Book Service is a free service provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries in conjunction with the National Library Service for people who cannot read regular print due to blindness, low vision or other conditions.

For more information, call 1-800-458-3271 or visit //libraries.idaho.gov/landing/talking-book-service.  Your library can also provide you with more information if you have questions about Talking Books, or applying, or need a replacement player. Contact the Outreach Services Coordinator for more information.

Access Resource

Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Visually Impaired

In addition to the Library’s general collection and services, we have available:

  • Accessibility features available on computers
  • Ubi-Duo: this is a communication device that enables people who are deaf/hard of hearing to communicate with a hearing person who does not know ASL without a third party, using type to text conversation
  • Large print books
  • Audiobooks
  • Applications for “Talking Books” from the Idaho Commission For Libraries
  • Books to You- A free mail delivery service to patrons of all ages who are unable to visit the Library.


Provides access to newspapers for physical or visual impairments over the telephone. Click here for information about service and registration.

For more information on these services, please contact the Outreach Services Coordinator.

School Summer Reading Kick-Off Visits

Each year staff visits area schools to present the new summer reading theme to promote literacy and build excitement for a variety of fun summer reading programs.  Free books, stories, games, prizes and the annual Traveling Trophy competition for public schools are regularly anticipated features of the summer reading schedule.  Contact the Youth Services Supervisor, the Library Communications Coordinator, the Young Adult Coordinator, or the Outreach Services staff for more information.

Community Library Network Bookmobile

Provided by the Community Library Network, the bookmobile brings the library by van to senior citizens at independent and assisted living facilities across Kootenai County.
Questions? Call 208-772-7405 or click here to go to the Bookmobile website for information and stops.

Proctor Services

For students of NIC, Lewis- Clark State College and University of Idaho, the NIC Testing Center is available for test proctoring.  All other students in need of test proctoring services may contact the Outreach Services Coordinator to determine proctoring service eligibility and availability.

Obituary and Newspaper Article Requests

Requests for copies of newspaper articles and obituaries from the Coeur d’Alene Press must be specific (i.e. please send me a copy of pages A11-A12, February 16, 1992). Unfortunately, our level of staffing does not allow us to provide more extensive research.   We do not have an obituary index for the Coeur d’Alene Press so the following information should be included with your request: name of the person at the time of their death and date of death (at least a month and year).  Requests should be mailed to:

Coeur d’Alene Public Library
Attn: Barbara Brambila
702 E. Front Ave
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

Or click here to e-mail the Outreach Services Coordinator.
(Include contact information with your request.)

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