Accessibility in our libraries

All libraries and their restrooms meet ADA standards.

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CCTV and magnification

Magnifying glasses and sheets are available at every library location. Video magnifier (CCTV) for patrons who need higher magnification are available a some locations.

Sign language interpreters and assistive listening devices

This listening system helps people hear better during library programs and events. It filters the sound to emphasize the voices and transmits it to a receiver you wear around your neck.

Mobility

Services for people with mobility disabilities

Accessible computers

All library locations include accessible computer stations including Jaws and ZoomText. Lapboards, large trackball mice and large keyboards can be requested from a staff person.

Sensory

The library welcomes all patrons, including those with autism and sensory processing disorder.

VRI (Video remote Interpretation)

Virtual Remote Interpretation (VRI) is a service that allows deaf patrons who use American Sign Language (ASL) access to remote interpretation. The library has live video sign language interpretation at Central, Gresham, Hillsdale and Rockwood libraries.

Service animals

Multnomah County Library welcomes service animals in the library. Service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are dogs or, in some cases miniature horses, that have been trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Pets, companion and emotional support or therapy animals are not allowed in the library.