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.
- Request ASL interpretation and CART real-time captioning service
- Find locations with assistive listening devices
- Find locations with hearing loops
Request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation) captioning service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 it will be held.
Timeframe: book at least 2 weeks ahead.
Assistive listening devices are available at:
- Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library: Program Room (FM Assistive Listening Devices)
- Mid-Manhattan Library, Computer Training Room, 4th Floor (FM Assistive Listening Devices)
- 96th Street Library (FM Assistive Listening Devices)
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Langston Hughes Auditorium (FM Assistive Listening Devices)
Hearing loop assistive listening systems are available at the following locations:
- Stephen A. Schwarzman Building: Bartos Forum, Berger Forum, South Court Auditorium, and South Court Classrooms A & B (Infrared)
- Mid-Manhattan Library: Circulation Desk (Wireless)
- Library for the Performing Arts: Bruno Walter Auditorium (Infrared) and the Circulation Desk (Wireless)
- Bronx Library Center: Welcome Desk (Wireless) and Auditorium
- Muhlenberg Library: Community Room (Wireless)
- 53rd Street Library: Community Room and Film & Program Area (Wireless)