LOW VISION SERVICES

Your library offers various services and materials to library users who have low vision.

Low Vision Equipment for In-Library Use

  • Desktop Electronic Video Magnifier –  Located in Adult Services by the study carrels, this magnifier can enlarge text and images, provide adjustable contrast settings to suit your needs, and is easy to use.  Video demo link for the Optelec ClearView+ 
  • SuperBright LED Dimmable Magnifier Table Lamp – for easier flat surface reading, this lamp is located in the Adult Services area in the study carrels.  Lamp may be adjusted from red to blue spectrum by touch, and the magnifier is accessed by flipping the lid on the top.
  • Magnifying Floor Lamp – for cozy chair reading in the Quiet Reading Room, this model is also SuperBright LED with a Magnifier.  LED lamps do not get hot, and can be adjusted to use the magnifier, or to adjust the light source.

Large Print Books  

When regular print is just too small, try a type size larger in the Large Print book collection.   Fiction,  mysteries, inspirational fiction, westerns, and non-fiction materials are available in Large Print.  Collection is located in the front of the Adult Services area.  More titles can be ordered at the Information Desk through our library resource sharing system as well.

Audio-books  

Titles are available on CD and Playaways.  A large selection of fiction, mystery, inspirational fiction and non-fiction audio-book titles are available in the Adult Services area.  Juvenile and Young Adult audio-books are shelved with their book collection.   More audio materials can be ordered at the Information Desk through our library resource sharing system, if we do not own the title you want.

Digital Collections

A large collection of accessible digital material available (books and audio-books) are available through our e-collection via Overdrive digital media and Axis360.  e-Book information is explained from the BOOK/e-BOOK area of the website from the menu at the top of this page, or find directions on how to get started via this link.

Talking Books  

Patrons can access the Illinois Talking Book program, which is administered by the Illinois Talking Books Outreach Center in Burr Ridge, Illinois. This service provides a player and digitally recorded books at no charge, delivered to your home once a month. Anyone unable to read standard print due to a visual or physical disability is eligible. Books, magazines, and braille materials are all included with this service.  Go to www.illinoistalkingbooks.org for more information.