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Special Needs Accommodations, Services, and Resources

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We believe that everyone belongs at the Library, and we are working hard to expand our services to to all patrons, regardless of impairment or disability.  We are also committed to assisting our patrons with disabilities or learning difficulties to fully enjoy the community around them. Join us as we continue to improve our services programming to welcome and embrace our patrons who need a little more from us.

Library Accommodations and Services

Physical Limitations are Not a Limitation at the Library

The library offers services for those patrons with disabilities.Our library is big, bright, and open.  Not just ADA-compliant, we are truly a space that all patrons can move about in comfortably.  We have wide aisles, large community spaces, and nearly all desks and tables are wheelchair-accessible.  Our elevator is easily accessed, as are our restroom facilities.  Additionally, we have a wheelchair and electric scooter available for those who need extra help getting around. But most importantly, our staff is here to offer assistance to any and all patrons who would like to enjoy the offerings at their library. If you need reasonable accommodations to enjoy a program or service that the library offers, just let us know.  We are happy to help!


The library offers services for those who are homebound and in nursing homes.

If You Can't Come to Us, We'll Come to You

For those patrons who are simply unable to visit us at the Library, we bring the Library to them!  Our Homebound Delivery Service brings books and other media to patrons who are confined to their homes, and we also can assist in enrollment in the Colorado Talking Book Library for patrons who are physically unable to hold books. There are no overdue fines with this program, and it's easy to enroll.  To enroll or to volunteer as a driver for this program, simply contact Kirsten by email or by calling 303-774-4439.

Use our Video Phone!

The library offers a free video phone to its deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons.

The Library provides a video-phone for its deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons. This is a free service, available in the Adult Computer Lab on the 1st Floor. Patrons can use it to communicate via sign language, either directly with another signer or through an interpreter. Please ask a Lab Librarian for assistance, and we'll be happy to help you.


The library offers services for the blind and visually-impaired.


Experience the Joy of Reading, Even with Vision Limitations

Our blind and visually-impaired patrons can also enjoy some special library services.  We have a terrific selection of audiobooks and eAudiobooks -- just click or tap on the buttons below to start browsing.  We also offer a Reading Machine that magnifies text to various sizes for comfort.  Visit our Reading Machine on the 2nd Floor, next to the Information Desk, or simply ask a 2nd Floor Librarian for help. 

Find your next great book at the Library!

Access the Library's eBooks and eMagazine services.

For a free audio news service with access to more than 500 publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and more, visit the National Federation of the Blind's "NFB-Newsline" webpage to subscribe to this free service for anyone with vision loss, dyslexia, or other disability.

We Have Workarounds for Dyslexia

Click or tap to see how to change the font on regular eBooks to accommodate dysleia.In addition to all the great audiobooks and eAudiobooks mentioned above, our regular eBooks on Overdrive have a special setting to provide a dyslexic-friendly font.  Many people with dyslexia say that this font enables them to read regular text more easily and comprehend the meanings more fully.  Overdrive eBooks can be found on our eReading page, and directions to change your settings for the dyslexic font can be found here on Overdrive.

Have a Child with Special Needs? 

We have a whole page devoted to library services specially designed to be inclusive of children who need special considerations in order to fully enjoy their Library. 

The Library has many special programs and services for children and youth with special needs.

Local Resources for Physical Disabilities and Cognitive Difficulties

Ability Connection Colorado

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Autism Society of Colorado

Colorado Department of Education, Dyslexia Information

Colorado Department of Education, Hearing Impaired Including Deafness 

Colorado Department of Education, Special Education

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Programs for People with Physical or Developmental Disabilities

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado

National Federation of the Blind of Colorado

Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association

Everyone Belongs at the Library!

If you have ideas for how we can make your library a more welcoming place for all patrons, please let us know!  Email us or call us at 303-774-4846.


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