Accessibility

Our building is ADA-compliant. We strive to make the library a welcoming place for people of all abilities. We offer many free services and devices for persons with disabilities.

Read our Accessibility Policy.

Resources for People with Hearing Disabilities

  • Library events on Zoom include live captions. Learn about enabling live captions in this how-to guide.
  • Telecommunications Device for the Deaf/Telecommunications Display Device (TDD) in the Mary Radmacher Gallery
  • Sound amplification in auditorium
  • Closed–captioned videos
  • Sign language interpreters can be provided for library events with at least a two week advance notice before the event. Call 847-324-3121 to request a sign language interpreter.

Resources for People with Mobility Disabilities

  • Fully accessible building with electronically operated front door and wheelchair-accessible telephone, drinking fountain, and elevator
  • Library wheelchair
  • Library electronic scooter
  • Mailing of duplicated reference materials
  • Telephone or online reserves of materials
  • Home delivery of books, CDs, movies, magazines, and audiobooks

Resources for People with Visual Disabilities

  • Large-type books and magazines
  • Downloadable books and audiobooks
  • Books on CD
  • Monthly Talking Book discussion group
  • Referrals to Library of Congress Braille and Talking Books services
  • Specially adapted laptop with NVDA
  • TOPAZ OCR Desktop Video Magnifier and SARA and SOLO LV reading machines. Call 847-324-3160 to request use.

Talking Books Discussion Group

Those with visual impairments are invited to this monthly discussion of fiction and nonfiction works. Talking Books cassettes  are mailed from the Library of Congress to all registered participants several weeks prior to the discussion. To learn more, contact us at 847-324-3185.

Read our Accessibility Policy.

Homebound Delivery

If you have a Skokie Public Library card but can’t visit our building because of age, illness, or a temporary or permanent disability, we’ll bring the library to you. Call 847-972-5651 to register for our free homebound delivery service. Volunteers and staff will help select and deliver library materials to your door every 3 weeks.