For Patrons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

ASL and CART services are available on request for programs, classes, and events at all NYPL locations. For details on the location of hearing loops and assistive listening devices, see below or check with your local branch.

ASL interpretation and CART real-time captioning service

Request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation) captioning service by emailing

Information needed:  your name, email, and telephone, type of service requested (ie. ASL or CART), name of the event or program, date, and the library where the event will be held.

Timeframe:  please book these services at least two weeks in advance.

Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices are available at:

Hearing Loops

Hearing loop assistive listening systems are available at the following locations: 

Check out our Video Recordings for the Hearing Impaired/Closed Captioned Videos.