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Services for People with Disabilities

Services

At Home Services provides materials by mail and is available for residents of Iowa City and contracting areas of rural Johnson County, Hills, Lone Tree and University Heights who are unable to come to the Library because of a physical disability. Contact the Help Desk for more information.

Sign Language Interpreters for Library programming will be arranged upon request. Contact the Help Desk for details.



Assistive Devices and Technology

Aladdin Text Magnifiers, which illuminate and magnify text, are located on the Library's second floor. Contact the Reference Desk for further information.

Closed Captioned DVD Players for in-house use may be checked out from the Help Desk, Children's Desk and page station.

Hearing Augmentation Systems are available in Meeting Room A and the Training Lab. For details, contact the Help Desk. Please call ahead.

Hand-held Magnifiers are available for use in the Library from the Reference Desk.

A Wheelchair is available for patrons while using the Library. Contact the Help Desk for details.


Collections

eBooks and eAudio books are available for residents of Iowa City and contracting areas of rural Johnson County, Hills, Lone Tree, University Heights and Coralville. Contact the Help Desk or Reference Desk for further information.

Overdrive "Library eBook Accessibility Program (LEAP)" Patrons with a print disability, who qualify for free membership to LEAP, may access additional eBooks once they apply and are accepted into this free program. For more information, visit the LEAP page on Overdrive.com.

Large Print Books are located on the first floor. The Large Print collection can also be browsed using our online catalog.

Recorded Books on Disc, including Children's, Fiction and Nonfiction are available.

The Iowa Department for the Blind also offers a Talking Books program. More information is available at http://www.blind.state.ia.us/library/borrowing-books-digital-talking-books.