Library services: disabled and older people

We have a range of resources available to make our services accessible for everyone, including:

  • induction loops (for people with hearing-aids)
  • large print and audiobooks (for people who are blind or partially sighted)
  • a range of easy access books including the Books Beyond Words range for people who prefer pictures to words (for adults with learning disabilities)
  • overlays (for people with dyslexia)
  • access to eBooks using the dyslexic font feature on the OverDrive app
  • accessibility software on library computers
  • computers suitable for wheelchair users
  • access to books and online information about disabilities and mental health
  • reminiscence boxes and Pictures to Share books for people with dementia
  • audiobooks by post (for blind and partially sighted people)
  • the home library service, which includes the Touch a New World Scheme to borrow iPads and access to guided sessions with a dedicated volunteer

If you have a disability or mental health problem, you also qualify for our exempt card.

You can contact a specific library to see the accessible resources they offer.