All locations provide access to Skype for all customers, including hearing-impaired individuals, who want to communicate with another party face-to-face. Skype enables signing communication through the use of a computer or laptop. Our Headquarters Library has a large terminal dedicated for the use of Skype which can be used by reservation. The terminal also has the Purple Communications app for the deaf and hard of hearing. For more information, call 483-7727.
Deaf Interpreting Services
The library offers deaf-interpreting at its programs if requested. To request this service, please contact the library branch where the program is to be held at least two weeks before the program. The library will arrange for an interpreter for the deaf to be at the program if one is available.
Computer Accessibility Kits
Each branch (with the exception of the Court Library) now has a large print keyboard, a trackball mouse, and a set of headphones that can be signed out for use with the checkout laptops or in the adult computer lab. The headphones are for use with with the text-to-speech features for visually impaired customers. A valid library card is required to sign out any item from the kit. Please call your local library branch for more details.
The library has a large selection of audio books available both on CD and for digital download. Your valid library card allows you to check out these items.
Library computers have screen magnifying software on them which allow users to magnify parts of the screen. Some branches have a screen magnifier that fits over a computer monitor and is available for checkout to use on a library computer. The magnifier allows you to see characters up to 30% larger than normal. A photo ID and valid library card are required. Contact your local library for more information.