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Accessibility Services

Homebound Delivery Service

Homebound Delivery Service is available to adult residents of Glenview who are confined to their homes and are unable to visit the Glenview Public Library due to a permanent or temporary disability or illness. A Library volunteer will pick up/deliver Library materials to your home every four weeks. For more information or to register, contact the Homebound Delivery Services Coordinator, 847.729.7500 x2618.

The Talking Book and Braille Service provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. For more information or an application, opens a new window, contact the Outreach Librarian at 847.729.7500 x2612.

Accommodations for Patrons with Disabilities

The Library provides ADA accommodations for library programs and meetings. Individuals should fill out this form, opens a new window or call 847.729.7500 to make arrangements. The library requires five business days' notice if special accommodation is needed.

Accessibility Services

Homebound Delivery Service

Homebound Delivery Service is available to adult residents of Glenview who are confined to their homes and are unable to visit the Glenview Public Library due to a permanent or temporary disability or illness. A Library volunteer will pick up/deliver Library materials to your home every four weeks. For more information or to register, contact the Homebound Delivery Services Coordinator, 847.729.7500 x2618.

The Talking Book and Braille Service provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. For more information or an application, opens a new window, contact the Outreach Librarian at 847.729.7500 x2612.

Accommodations for Patrons with Disabilities

The Library provides ADA accommodations for library programs and meetings. Individuals should fill out this form, opens a new window or call 847.729.7500 to make arrangements. The library requires five business days' notice if special accommodation is needed.

Resources for Seniors & Caregivers

Tales & Travel Memory Kits

For caregivers or activity planners of persons living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who are looking for meaningful activities to help stimulate and entertain. These multimedia kits engage participants by embarking on an imaginary trip to another country using books, music, props, folktales, and DVDs providing new ways to encourage conversation and reminisce. Kits can be used one-on-one or in small groups. 21-day checkout. Funding provided by a grant from AgeOptions.

Senior Living Book Bags

Senior living facilities can request multiple copies of books, opens a new window to use for book discussions. Groups can select titles from two special book discussion collections, Book Club in a Bag, opens a new window and the Book Discussion Collection. Facilities must have a valid Glenview Public Library card. For more information or to register, contact the Homebound Delivery Services Coordinator, 847.729.7500 x2618.

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities read and learn, make friends, and have fun together in a public setting. Trained volunteers facilitate each club meeting. Meetings are held Wednesday mornings in the Library. Anyone age 18 and over can participate, no matter their reading or ability level. To become a book club member, please fill out this registration form, opens a new window. Contact the Outreach Librarian at 847.729.7500 x2612 for more information.

Resources for Seniors & Caregivers

Tales & Travel Memory Kits

For caregivers or activity planners of persons living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who are looking for meaningful activities to help stimulate and entertain. These multimedia kits engage participants by embarking on an imaginary trip to another country using books, music, props, folktales, and DVDs providing new ways to encourage conversation and reminisce. Kits can be used one-on-one or in small groups. 21-day checkout. Funding provided by a grant from AgeOptions.

Senior Living Book Bags

Senior living facilities can request multiple copies of books, opens a new window to use for book discussions. Groups can select titles from two special book discussion collections, Book Club in a Bag, opens a new window and the Book Discussion Collection. Facilities must have a valid Glenview Public Library card. For more information or to register, contact the Homebound Delivery Services Coordinator, 847.729.7500 x2618.

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities read and learn, make friends, and have fun together in a public setting. Trained volunteers facilitate each club meeting. Meetings are held Wednesday mornings in the Library. Anyone age 18 and over can participate, no matter their reading or ability level. To become a book club member, please fill out this registration form, opens a new window. Contact the Outreach Librarian at 847.729.7500 x2612 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Hearing Loop 
    A hearing loop is assistive listening technology for individuals with reduced ranges of hearing. The Library’s hearing loop, installed in the Community Room and Multipurpose Room, allows patrons to enjoy a clear hearing experience when attending library programs, meetings, and other events. T-coil hearing aid users can listen directly to the sound system using their hearing aids, while non-hearing aid users can listen through a headset using one of the Library’s loop receivers. To learn more about the hearing loop, click here, opens a new window.   TTY 
    A TTY for patron use is located at the Reader Services Desk. Patrons wanting to make a call to the Library’s TTY may call 847.729.7529. 
  • ADA Computer Workstation 
    The Glenview Public Library’s ADA Computer Workstation is equipped with hardware and software designed to help patrons with visual impairments, including a large print/high contrast keyboard and ergonomic trackball mouse with scroll ring. Library use only.

    Location: Second Floor, Adult Public Computer Area, Station #8. 

    Merlin HD Video Magnifier 
    The Merlin HD is a high performance desktop video magnifier (CCTV), featuring high definition color and contrast, simple, easy-to-use tactile controls, adjustable magnification and viewing modes. You can easily read books and magazines, read and write letters, view color photos and more. Library use only.

    Location: Second Floor, Adult Public Computer Area, Station #20. 

  • View assistive devices available for checkout here.

  • Yes, a wheelchair is available at the Information Desk for library patrons. Library use only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Yes, the Library provides ADA accommodations for library programs and meetings. Individuals should fill out this form, opens a new window or call 847.729.7500 to make arrangements. The library requires five business days' notice if special accommodation is needed.

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