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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 it will be held.

Timeframe:  book at least 2 weeks ahead.

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.