Do libraries have services for people with special needs?

Your local library may have services for people with special needs. Many of these services are free. You may need to register for some services.

Bookmobiles or "travelling libraries" bring you resources if you live far from a library, if you have difficulty going to the library, or if the library is not accessible. Some libraries will bring you resources if you are in the hospital.

Your library may have adaptive technology, such as:

  • Large-print and Braille books
  • Tactile books
  • Talking books
  • Reading lamps
  • Assistive listening systems
  • Page turners and book stands
  • Descriptive and closed captioned videos

Ask a librarian or look at your library's website for more information about the services they have.

For More Information

  • Ontario Public Libraries Websites - A list of Ontario libraries that have websites.
  • ConnectAbility - An interactive website with information for those working with people with intellectual disabilities. The library section has information in many languages.
  • Library and Archives Canada - This national collection has resources that are Canadian or about Canada, such as music or children's books.
Last updated: November 9, 2015 4001391