The New York Public Library strives to ensure that everyone is welcome and has access to the full range of information, services, and programs that are offered in our neighborhood branches and research libraries.
Accessibility at NYPL Locations
The New York Public Library strives to ensure that its buildings are fully accessible in support of our mission to provide valuable resources and services to all New Yorkers. This commitment includes making every effort to improve accessibility in older branches with architectural challenges (NYPL has branches over 100 years old), and working to acquire the funding necessary to make key improvements.
For more information or for an accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the accessibility of NYPL websites and mobile applications, see our Web & Mobile Accessibility Policy.
Find programs and services below for our community members with disabilities:
- Talking Books, Bookshare
- Videos and DVDs with descriptive text
- JAWs screenreading software, MAGic screen magnification software, and personal reading machines such as SIBL's Da Vinci video magnifier with Text-to Speech and an "Eye-Pal Solo" reading machine
- Technology workshops, braille study groups, and more
- Movie screenings, art workshops, computer classes
- Sensory-friendly storytime and playtime for children
- Online resources for video storybooks and animated picture books
- Free talking books and players
- ASL interpretation and CART real-time captioning
- Assistive listening devices, hearing loops
- Captioned videos and DVDs
- Books by Mail
- Talking Books
Please contact Ask NYPL with any questions.