and Other Services for Those with Special Needs
This service is available to residents of incorporated Des Plaines who are permanently or temporarily disabled and unable to visit the library in person.
A library staff member selects materials for each patron, based on his/her needs and interests. Volunteers deliver materials on a biweekly or monthly basis. If you qualify for this service, fill out the
. A staff member will call you to work out the details.
Deposit collections are available to residential institutions in incorporated Des Plaines whose residents cannot be serviced by the main or Mobile Library. Collections are put together to meet the needs of the residents and are refreshed on a regular basis. Applications are available at the library. Please call David Whittingham at 847-376-2809 for more information.
Large Type Books and Audiobooks
The library offers a wide variety of large type books and audiobooks. Large type books are set in print that makes reading easier for some individuals. Audiobooks, both on cassette and compact disc, are either abridged (a shortened version) or unabridged (the entire book). These materials are on the third floor. For assistance, call the Readers' Services Desk at 847-376-2840.
Voices of Vision
Persons with visual or physical impairments can borrow books and magazines on audiotape through
Voices of Vision
, a free service from a national network of libraries.
Described/Captioned Media Program
The library also has information about the
National Association for the Deaf's Described and Captioned Media Program
, a free service that provides hearing-impaired individuals with a selection of movies and documentaries on videotape. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
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