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Accessibility

We strive to make the library a welcoming place for people of all abilities. We offer many free services and devices to make our library as inclusive as possible.

General Accommodations

Facilities

Facilities

Our building is accessible and equipped with an elevator. For those patrons in need of a wheelchair while in the library, we offer one on both floors of the building. Feel free to ask our staff to retrieve it.

Large Print and Audiobooks

Large Print and Audiobooks

Our collection of over 170,000 items includes audiobooks, a robust large print books. We also provide access to Libby and Hoopla, which provide digital audiobooks.

Magnifiers

Magnifiers

Magnifiers are available at each public service desk upon request.

Computers & Software

Computers & Software

Visually-assistive PC: We have a Windows laptop dedicated for those who are visually-impaired. In addition to a specialized keyboard, it includes: NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access), which reads text aloud, and Windows 10 Ease of Access for screen magnification and other assistive technologies.

Events

Events

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, we strive to make our events as inclusive as possible. Should you need an accommodation to enjoy one of our events, please contact the library at 708.532.0160, x3 at least 10 working days before an event. We will do our best to meet your needs.

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Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service

Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service

We work with the Illinois State Library to help you access the Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS), which provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. For additional information, please call Outreach Services at 708.532.0160, x 6.

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Adapted Books

Adapted Books

Adapted Books

The library has a collection of adapted picture books. These books, donated by Gannett Healthcare Group in partnership with The Friends of Nathan Foundation and Leap into Literacy, can be found on the second floor in our parenting collection.

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Sensory Bins

Sensory Bins

Sensory Bins containing a magnifier, massager, fidgets, noise reduction headphones, a kaleidoscope, and a bubble timer are available for you to use while in the library. Sensory bins are available at the Youth Services Desk.

Social Story.

To prepare for your visit to the library, consider reading our social story, This is My Library. This easy-to-read story highlights features and expectations within the Tinley Park Library.

This is My Library