Services – Special Services
ADA accommodations are available with at least 72 hours advance notice.
Please call 815.459.1687, x8 to make arrangements.
For more information on the equipment listed below, dial 815.459.1687, x7.
Available in the Library
- Galileo Reading Machine
Scans printed material and reads it out loud.
- CCTV Magnifying System
Enlarges books, magazines, letters, photos and objects (pill bottles, coins, jewelry) to assist those with low vision.
Software that reads text out loud from word processing documents or the Internet.
Software that magnifies text from word processing documents or the Internet up to 16x the original size.
This hand-held device focuses and amplifies sound so individuals can enjoy conversation one-on-one.
Equipment to Take Home
- Magnifying Lamp
This lamp has a magnifying glass attached so your hands are free to work on your projects.
A portable black and white closed-circuit television that enlarges books, magazines and letters.
If you are temporarily homebound due to illness, permanently disabled or a senior who no longer drives, our Homebound Services program may be the perfect solution. Library staff and volunteers will work together to deliver materials directly to your home. For more information, please call Adult Services at 815.459.1687, x7.
Outreach Services delivers programs, materials or services to nursing homes and preschools, as well as plans and provides cooperative community programming with and to area organizations. Call Adult Services at 815.459.1687, x7 for information.