Accessibility Services

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We provide resources, services and program accommodations that enhance accessibility for all users. To tell us more about your needs, contact Senior & Accessible Services at 847-870-3712 | TTY 847-392-1119 | Accessibility@ahml.info.

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Disability and Supportive Accommodations

Sign Language Interpreter 

The library will provide a sign language interpreter for youth or adult programs. Call us at 847-392-0100 or at TTY 847-392-1119 a minimum of three business days (M-F) in advance. 

Other Accommodations

Please complete the Disability and Supportive Accommodation Request form or contact us at 847-392-0100 a minimum of three business days (M-F) in advance. 

Disability and Supportive Accommodation Request

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Assistive Devices and Technology

Assistive devices and technology available for our customers to use in the library:

  • Motorized scooters (ages 16 & up) and rollator walkers are on the main floor at the Dunton Street entrance and the lower level underground parking entrance.
  • Assistive listening is available in the library's Hendrickson Room through a hearing loop that supports hearing aids with a T-coil mode. 
  • Optelec table-top magnifier is available in the fiction area.  Assistance available at the Info Desk.
  • Magnifying glasses and sheets are available at the Info Desk.
  • Personal amplifiers are available at the Info Desk.
  • Zoom Text is available on one public computer at the Tech Learning Center. 
  • NVDA screen reader is available on all public computers and laptops in the Tech Learning Center. 

Borrow Assistive Devices

The Library of Things collection offers Arlington Heights cardholders the opportunity to take home and try a variety of assistive devices and technology. Check out our assistive devices collection in the Library of Things. 

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Accessibility Services for Youth

Learn more about the library's resources, services and programs for youth on our Accessibility Services for Youth page.

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Request Library Delivery Services

For Arlington Heights cardholders, we can deliver books, music, movies and more for as long as you are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent condition. You may select which items you want, or our staff will select items based on your preferences. We will deliver library items to your residence on a monthly schedule.

Request Library Delivery Services

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Check Out Materials

Browse our catalog for enhanced media materials:

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Audiobooks

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Closed-captioned videos

Described videos 

Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service

Talking Books

Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service is a free program available to qualified individuals who are unable to read due to a visual or physical impairment. A digital player and accessible materials (digital audio and braille books and magazines) are mailed to your home. 

Senior & Accessible Services staff can work with you to determine your eligibility and complete your Talking Books application. Once your application is accepted, we are available to assist you with setup and book requests.