We are committed to ensuring our services are accessible to all community members. We provide a variety of assistive devices for use both in the library and at home. You can check out large type books and audiobooks. Can't make it to the library? You can sign up for our Homebound Delivery. We can also make accommodations for people with disabilities who are interested in attending library events.
Use Assistive Devices in the Library
Ask our Technology Center staff for assistance finding and using these devices.
- Intellikeys keyboard to use with a computer
- Adjustable hands-free full page magnifier with a 7" x 10" lens
- Merlin Enhanced Vision magnifier
- IZoom Magnifier Software available on a laptop
- Dragon Naturally Speaking Software convert your voice to text. Available on a laptop.
- Pocketalker personal sound amplifier
- BigTrack Trackball mouse to use with a computer
- Motorized cart
All devices are available at the Technology Center Desk.
Books for Low Vision Readers
Have trouble reading small print? Try one of our books from the following collections:
- Large Print, both fiction and nonfiction
- Audiobooks on CD and Playaways
- Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks
Get Library Materials Delivered to Your Home
We deliver books, CDs, DVDs, and other library materials to your home if you are unable to come to the library due to a physical disability or other mobility issues. You may sign up to receive homebound delivery both on a temporary basis or long term. Find out more on our Homebound Delivery page.
Talking Book and Braille Service
As of September 1, 2017, The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center will officially consolidate with the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service.
The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.
As the Regional Library, TBBS acts as the liaison to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and circulates books to all residents enrolled in the Talking Book and Braille Service.
For more information about the service or to register, please visit the Talking Book and Braille Service website or call 1-800-426-0709.
Choice Magazine Listening
Choice Magazine Listening is a nonprofit organization that provides audio recordings of memorable articles, stories, interviews, essays and poems from outstanding current magazines, completely free of charge, to blind, visually impaired, physically disabled or dyslexic adults.
Each year, Choice Magazine Listening produces 48 hours of recorded magazine selections; each quarterly issue contains 12 hours of listening. From a list of approximately 100 mainstream magazines and literary journals, a team of experienced editors chooses the most distinguished writing.
For more information about the service or to sign up, visit the Choice Magazine Listening website or call 1-888-724-6423.
Attend a Library Event
If you plan on coming to an event or program and need special accommodations, please contact us five days before the event at 630/884-8010.