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Special Services

Helping those who cannot hear

- Audio-visual materials, including closed-caption videos, are available from all library facilities and can be requested by calling 259-5207.

- Pocket Talker listening devices can be used at Main Library, Heatherdowns, Oregon, Point Place and West Toledo branch libraries.

- Interpreters are available for all Library-sponsored programs. To request an interpreter, call 259-5266 at least two weeks in advance.

We bring reading to life for the visually impaired

- computer screens that magnify information 32 times its original size

- headphones and an automated voice to read information

- Braille overlays on computer keyboards

- descriptive videos and books-on-tape

- closed-circuit machines to magnify printed materials

- large print and Braille books for children and adults

- hand magnifiers of various strengths

Giving everyone the ability to explore our Library

- Convenient, specially-designated parking is available at all Library facilities.

- Most facilities are equipped with handicapped-accessible entry ways.

- An electric scooter is available at Main Library.

- Each bookmobile is equipped with a hydraulic lift to accommodate patrons with wheelchairs or walkers.

- Individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the Library can apply for homebound services by calling 259-5350.

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