The library building meets all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Handicapped parking is available adjacent to the parking-lot entrance. Elevator access is provided to all floors. See more at www.ada.gov.
The Library, with the help of a wonderful group of volunteers, can deliver books and audio-books to homebound patrons in Winchester. Patrons may request specific titles or a simply specify a genre, author, or subject of interest. Items will be selected by a librarian and volunteers will provide delivery and pick-up. If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of this service, please call Daphne Costa at 781-721-7171 x314 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library provides access to a full-color Topaz digital video magnifier in the Reference Room. A gift of Winchester Rotary, the Topaz is an easy to use, true color magnifier that can greatly enlarge print or photographs. The Topaz offers 30 high contrast color modes for those with macular degeneration or other vision impairments.
The Library provides access to two "Maggie" portable electronic magnifiers for anyone who wishes to see something more clearly. Maggie has 5" hi-contrast LCD screen with true color. For those with macular degeneration, the Maggie mode button provides white text on a black background for reduced glare. Patrons can borrow a magnifier at the Reference desk for a 3-hour loan within the Library.
This library, in partnership with Bookshare and OverDrive is pleased to introduce you to LEAP, the Library eBook Accessibility Program. If you are a print disabled Minuteman patron, please sign in to learn if you may qualify for a free 1-year LEAP subscription at Bookshare. This program can provide free access to the world’s largest online library of accessible reading materials (books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines) for people with print disabilities. To learn more, visit the Bookshare Membership page.
The Library has recorded books available on CDs, saved on digital audio players, and for download. We also have a collection of large print books for the visually impaired.
The Library has a large collection of closed-captioned videos for deaf and hearing impaired viewers.