We strive to make the library, our collections, and our services accessible to everyone in the community. We have a wide variety of tools and services to help accommodate as many people in the community as possible. If there’s something you would like that we don’t already have please reach out to us.

Our staff will be glad to help you if you need extra assistance while you’re here. Ask at any service desk or virtually through any of these methods,, Phone: 708-867-7828, or TTY: 708-867-6362.

Adaptive or Assistive Equipment

You can use the following devices while in the library:

  • Portable Video Magnifier
  • Portable magnifiers (See the Reference Desk)
  • Screen magnification and text-to-speech software on all public internet computers
  • Mobility Scooter for getting around the library
  • Wheelchair for getting around the library
  • The library website has an accessibility function
  • Adaptive mice and controllers
  • High contrast keyboards

Our Collections

Large Print Books

We offer a wide variety of large print books. Look for our large print collection as soon as you walk into the Adult Collection, just south of the New Book Area. Large Print books in Kids World are interfiled among the collection. Any staff member in the Adult or Kids departments can help you find titles.

You can browse our large print collection online.


We have a great collection of audiobooks on CD and Playaway audiobook devices. You can also download audiobooks to play on a variety of devices.

Distance Assistance

The State of Illinois offers assistance to the disabled through its National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. Also, see the Talking Book & Braille Service from the Illinois Secretary of State’s office. Our Outreach Librarian is available to help patrons acquire the equipment and teach people how to use it.

Can’t Make it to the Library?

If you can’t come to the library due to a disability or special need, you might be eligible for our homebound delivery service.