- My NYPL
Tools and Services
- Using the Library
I am a...
- Classes & Events
- Support the Library
Library Materials of Interest to Persons with Disabilities
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.
- Large Type Books
Collection of downloadable media, including audiobooks and music. Available online.
- Video Recordings for People with Visual Disabilities
Descriptive videos and DVDs contain added audio tracks describing on-screen action for blind and visually impaired viewers
- Video Recordings for the Hearing Impaired/Closed Captioned Videos
Videos and DVDs with captions
These materials can be found in the Library's catalog. Patrons may reserve or place holds on circulating print and non-print materials (with the exception of "Book Express" items) owned by any branch of The New York Public Library and have them delivered to any branch in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. There is no charge for this service. You will be notified by phone, mail or e-mail when your reserved item is available to be picked up.