Accessibility in the Library

As part of our continued mission to serve as a functional and inclusive community center, the La Grange Park Library has compiled a list of services, materials, and resources currently available to make visiting the library a welcoming experience for all persons.

 

If you have any questions or suggestions concerning accessibility in the library, please feel free to contact us at: info@lplibrary.org or (708)-352-0100.

Building Access

The library is located on public transportation routes, accessible via Pace bus and Metra commuter train, and also offers a parking lot equipped with accessible parking spaces.

 

The front entrance to the building is step-free, with a wheelchair accessible ramp and electronically-operated door.

 

Additionally, the library features an elevator and drinking fountains and welcomes on-duty service animals.

Collections

The following materials are available for checkout to cardholders:

eBooks

Audiobooks and Playaways

Picture books with accompanying CDs

DVDs and Blu-Rays with subtitles

Portable CD player

C-Pen 

Large Print materials 

Braille books

Materials for learning Sign Language

 

Purchase Suggestions and Interlibrary Loan

Is there something you’re looking for that we don’t have? Let us know and we can order it for you from another library or add it to the collection.

Equipment and Technology

Computers and Printing

All laptops and public computers are equipped with: Magnifier, Narrator, On-screen Keyboard, and High Contrast options. Additionally, stations with 24-27” monitors are available in the Teen and Children’s Departments.

 

The public printer/copy machine has an accessibility mode featuring display enlargement and sound settings.

 

Equipment for In-house Use

Magnifying glasses are available at all public service desks. 

 

The Teen Department offers the use of noise-minimizing headphones.

 

The Children’s Department welcomes everyone to enjoy the variety of textures, colors, and sensations provided by its Sensory Bin, as well as the opportunity to borrow a Sensory Bag that includes fidget toys, noise-minimizing headphones, and more.

Programs and Services

Talking Books- The Library of Congress via the Illinois State Library provides audio and braille books via mail to residents unable to read standard print materials. Contact us for more information or to certify an application. 

 

Homebound Delivery- La Grange Park residents confined to their homes may be eligible to receive delivery of library materials every other Saturday through Interfaith Community Partners. Call our Circulation Department at 708-352-0100 to arrange for delivery.

 

Book a Librarian- Get one-on-one help with technology, job applications, and more. Contact us at 708-352-0100 or info@lplibrary.org to make an appointment.

 

Reference assistance and material reservations are available via telephone, online contact forms, and in person. 

 

Sensory Movie Showings and Supported Story Times are offered periodically. Please refer to our newsletter and/or online calendar for the most current list of programs.

 

Accommodations- The library accommodates patrons with disabilities attending library programs and events. Please fill out the accommodation request when registering for programs online or call 708-352-0100 to discuss arrangements at least 7 days in advance.

Social Story

Click here to view our Social Story, which helps patrons of all abilities get acquainted with the library.