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A woman in a wheelchair listening to musicAccessibility

We are committed to ensuring our services are accessible to all community members, and we have resources available for use in the library and at home. We have an extensive collection of large type fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks on CD, and ebooks and eaudiobooks that you can download and stream on your device. For those who may need accommodations to attend a library program, please contact us at least five days before the event at 630/884-8010.

In the Library

  • Mobility Scooter (Donated by the Darien Lions Club)
  • Computers with Windows 10 magnifying software
  • A laptop with a voice to text software (Dragon Naturally Speaking)
  • An adjustable hands-free magnifier ( 7" x 10" lens)
  • Sound Wizard personal sound amplifier hearing device

Home Service

  • Homebound Delivery - We deliver books, CDs, DVDs, and other library materials to your home if you are unable to come to the library due to a disability or other mobility issues. You may sign up to receive homebound delivery on either a temporary or long-term basis.

Accessibility Devices

  • MonoMouse Zoom - Plugs into any regular television and projects a sharp image on screen to amplify books, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Sound Wizard - A personal amplifier listening system.
  • Zoom Magnifier - Seven-inch magnifier designed for people with low vision. Funded by the Darien Lions Club.
  • Zoomax Magnifier Mini - Portable 3.5-inch magnifier that is good for reading prescription bottles and menus. Funded by the Darien Lions Club.
    • The Illinois Assistive Technology Program provides assistive technology devices and services for individuals of all ages with disabilities.

    • Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. As the Regional Library, TBBS acts as the liaison to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and circulates books to all residents enrolled in the Talking Book and Braille Service. For more information about the service or to register, please visit the Talking Book and Braille Service website or call 800/426-0709.
    • Choice Magazine Listening is a nonprofit organization that provides audio recordings of memorable articles, stories, interviews, essays, and poems from outstanding current magazines, completely free of charge, to blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, or dyslexic adults. Each year, Choice Magazine Listening produces 48 hours of recorded magazine selections; each quarterly issue contains 12 hours of listening.  From a list of approximately 100 mainstream magazines and literary journals, a team of experienced editors chooses the most distinguished writing. For more information about the service or to sign up, visit the Choice Magazine Listening website or call 888/724-6423.

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