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 Help Desk
 

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.
 

Zoom Text

zoom text
  • Enlarges text on the computer screen
  • Available on 2 public computers
  • Ask for assistance at the Tech Help Desk
 

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 nonfiction and reference area
  • Assistance available at Customer Services

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.

Talking Books

Call 847-870-3712 to learn more about a free service providing recorded books to those with visual, physical or reading disabilities.
Enhanced media
Large print
 
 
 
Audiobooks
 
 
book discussions
Book Disucssions for the visually impairedCall 847-870-3712 to learn more about a book discussion for the visually impaired.