Reposted from the Deschutes Public Library website

Special Services for Seniors

Homebound customers can receive library books, audiobooks, music and more by mail! Retirement communities have special visitation days. Find days and times here.

What’s Next in Your Favorite Series?

A search engine to help you find books within a series. Search by character, setting, or other common traits. Find additional titles in a series. Fantastic Fiction also allows you to search and browse the complete works of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with all the latest books and series listed in order.

Goodreads–Keep Your Reading List on Track

Goodreads offers opportunities to see what books your friends are reading, track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read, check out personalized book recommendations, and find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.

Sparknotes– Make Sense of What You’re Reading

Over 500 literature study guides thicken the plot!

Go Worldwide the Global WorldCat Catalog

Explore the world with WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections.

Join a Book Club or Start One!

Join one of the many book clubs run by Deschutes Public Library community librarians or start your own using the library’s book club kits. All you need is a group of people with a willingness to read. 

Peruse the Whole Enchilada–The Deschutes Public Library Catalog 

Look up books, DVDs, music recommendations, and book reviews. A wide range of how-to guides can teach you how to reserve and play audio books, use the streaming service kanopy, and more.

Request an Interlibrary Loan

Can’t find what you’re looking for in the DPL catalog? Librarians will search libraries outside of Deschutes County to find what you need.

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is pleased to partner with the Deschutes Public Library (DPL) to offer even more resources to our Central Oregon communities. Each month, the Library creates a publication called Library Corners, which is distributed to Meals on Wheels clients throughout the tri-county. DPL has also set up a Sharebrary in the new Bend Senior Services Center. Take a book, read it, keep it, or return it.

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