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Most of the 90 library sites are accessible to people using wheelchairs; full accessibility is indicated on the Locations and Hours page and each library's home page. When a site is partially-accessible the specifics are detailed on that library's home page.

Library sites have assistive technology for those with hearing and/or vision loss. See Assistive Technologies for specific information about what is available at various locations. People with a disability may indicate this when they apply for a library card, and they will receive a discount on any fines.

For more information about any of these services, please call the Office of Community Outreach at 212-592-7552 or email accessibility@nypl.org

Assistive Technologies

In its continuing effort to serve the needs of all patrons, The New York Public Library provides access to a variety of assistive technologies for patrons with disabilities.

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Talking Book and Braille Service

Books by Mail

The New York Public Library's Books by Mail Service provides books and other library materials to homebound people of all ages who live in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.

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Library Materials of Interest

In addition to the Braille materials and talking books available through the Andrew Heiskell Library, The New York Public Library offers a wide variety of materials of particular interest to persons with sensory and cognitive disabilities.

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