Disability services

We’re here for everyone—it doesn’t matter what your ability level is, we want to serve you. We have a variety of disability services to help you get the information you need the way you need it.

Mobility

Our entire building is wheelchair accessible, with elevator access, an electric wheelchair, and a handicap entrance on the side of the building. All our service desks, computer labs, and our self-checkout are also wheelchair accessible.

We’re also happy to bring the library to you—call 423-434-4362 for more information about our Friendly Visitor program, and checkout the READS database filled with ebooks, audiobooks, and movies that you can enjoy right from your home.

Visual

We have a collection of fiction and non-fiction large-type books, braille materials, assistance with the Tennessee Library for the Blind, a variety of audiobooks and Playaways, and our READS online database, which has downloadable audiobooks and ebooks with re-sizable text. Additionally, we have laptops available for patron use with a program called NVDA, a type of “digital braille” that converts text on a computer screen to audio. Headphones are available for use with this program.

Suggestions

If we don’t have a service you could use, we’d love to know. Contact us online, or let us know how we can help you further at one of the service desks.