Services for Older Adults

The Burlingame Public Library offers a variety of services, resources and programming to Older Adults and their families and friends. Programs include lectures, films, performances, interactive classes, crafts, and education that reflect a variety of interests.

  • Large Print Books  BPL has a large collection of Large Print Books that includes Fiction, Mystery, Biographies, Non-Fiction, and more.

  • Audio Books - If you prefer to listen to books on CD, check our collection of audiobooks. The library also offers 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive and Hoopla. Choose from hundreds of titles that can be downloaded to your home computer or a variety of mobile devices.

  • Genealogy Research through and the Burlingame and Hillsborough Newspaper Collection.
    (These collections are available inside the library on our public computers)

  • Homebound Delivery This free service is offered to any residents of Burlingame and Hillsborough who are unable to make it to the library, but would still like to make use of the Library's collection of Books, DVDs, and CDs.

Helpful Sites for Older Adults


  • Medicare How to get started with Medicare. Site includes the current Medicare & You Handbook and information on the New Health Care Law.

  • NIH Senior Health  NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable online health information.

  • Medi-Cal (California Health Insurance for Low Income Elderly) Includes forms, laws and publications from California Department of Health Care Services

  • End of Life Care Planning Information provided by the State of California on hospice care, palliative care, pain management, advance care directives and estate planning.


  • Benefits Checkup Identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.

  • Caring Connections Information about issues related to the end-of-life. Includes state specific Durable Power of Attorney (Advance Directives) and Living Will forms.

  • Social Security Check out your Social Security statement and manage your benefits.

  • AARP Nonprofit organization devoted to providing information, resources, discounts and services on subjects related to helping improve the lives of people over 50.

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