Services for People with Disabilities

Equal Access for All - Library Services for People with Disabilities

Our Library is accessible for individuals with hearing loss, vision loss, physical limitations and intellectual challenges. Library staff is happy to provide assistance in any way. An LSTA grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services has enabled the library to provide better service to those with disabilities through our Equal Access for All initiative. 

To allow full access to our library and its services we offer:

Home Delivery: For local residents who are unable to visit the library due to an illness or injury. Call Kristin at the library at 781-383-1348 for more information.

Desktop Video Magnifier: This easy-to-use desktop machine is suitable for those with vision loss wishing to read any kind of printed matter or to view cherished photos.

Assistive Listening Devices: If you have trouble hearing the spoken word, try our assistive listening devices for use in the library. Converse with librarians or enjoy library events. Inquire at the circulation desk for availability.

Talking Books from the Perkins Library: We have a collection of fiction and non-fiction talking book cassettes along with a talking book player to checkout. Courtesy of the Perkins Library.

Handheld magnifiers and eyeglasses: are available at the circulation desk for use in the library.

Our collection includes large print books, audiobooks, downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks, and Talking books from Perkins Library. 

Suggestions: Help us help you! We welcome suggestions on how to be of better service to people with disabilities. Have an idea? Email us today at gwalsh@ocln.org.

Our Policy: Visit our policy webpage for details.


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Desktop Video Magnifier

Desktop video magnifier

Assistive Listening Device

Assistive Listening Device

Talking Book Cassettes and Player

Digital Talking Book Player