Assistive Devices

We offer a number of assistive devices for use in the library free of charge.

Motorized Scooter

motorized scooter
  • Available for ages 16 and up
  • May be reserved up to a week ahead
  • Scooter may not leave the building
  • Available at Tech Learning Center

Assistive Listening

listening device
Listening device headsets are available to customers to amplify the sounds at our programs. They are available for use in the Hendrickson Room only. If a customer needs to use a headset, they should notify the staff member hosting the program.

Teletypewriter (TTY)

  • Patrons using a teletypewriter may call 847-392-1119 for general library information, to request library and interlibrary loan items, and for reference questions.

Optelec Magnifier

Optelec magnifier
  • Low-vision reader
  • No reservations required
  • Located in the fiction area
  • Assistance available at the Info Desk

Zoom Text

zoom text
  • Enlarges text on the computer screen
  • Available on 1 public computer
  • Ask for assistance at the Tech Learning Center

Sign Language Interpreting

If a customer is in need of a Sign Language Interpreter at a library sponsored program, please call our main phone number 847-392-0100 and notify staff at the time you register for the program. At least 72 hours’ notice is required to guarantee an interpreter can be secured.

Illinois State Library Talking Books program provides library service to individuals who are unable to read standard print due to a visual or physical impairment. Accessible materials (digital audio and braille books and magazines) are mailed to and from patrons wherever they reside. If you have visual or physical impairments that affect your ability to read standard print, you may be eligible for this program.

Staff at Arlington Heights Library can work with you to complete your Talking Books application and begin receiving materials. 

Enhanced Media

Large print

Book Discussions

Book Disucssions for the visually impairedCall 847-870-3710 to learn more about a book discussion for the visually impaired.
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy