Mail-a-Book services

Our library system, Northern Waters Library Service in Ashland, offers a free Mail-a-Book service to homebound patrons. Mail-a-Book is a county-funded service available to residents in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer, Vilas, and Washburn Counties.

Mail-a-Book patrons can request books, audiobooks, movies and music CDs to be mailed to their home. Patrons can place their requests online through the Merlin catalog, call Northern Waters, or email your requests. You have three options for returning items: (1) U.S. mail (you pay postage) (2) Any NWLS rural book drop (3) Any NWLS member library, including the Mercer Library.

To qualify, you must live in an area not serviced by a local public library or unable to visit a library due to disability or travel limitation. More information and the Mail-a-Book application form is available on the Northern Waters website. 

If you have questions or need help setting up Mail-a-Book services, give us a call at 715-476-2366.