Special library materials that may interest older adults, caregivers and others include large-print books, audio books, and videos (standard, closed-captioned and descriptive).
The California State Library's Talking Books program serves those who are blind or have visual or specific physical limitations. Application forms and more information are available at branch information desks or at the California State Library's Talking Books website or by calling toll-free 1-800-952-5666.
Services to the Disabled
Alameda County Library strives to make its facilities, services, and resources accessible to everyone in our communities.
For more information, contact your local branch.
Help Navigating the Library
Rolling Walkers now at Alameda County Library Branches.
Ask at the Information desk for the Pocket Talker®
When hearing situations prove most challenging, the Pocket Talker® amplifies sound clearly and easily for better understanding.n hearing situations prove most challenging, the Pocket Talker® amplifies sound clearly and easily for better understanding.
This listening assistive device is available for use at most branches.
Patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing and patrons with speech disabilities may call the Reference Services TTY with questions about library services, library holdings or brief reference questions.
The TTY number is 888-663-0660
California Relay Service
Call the California Relay Service to reach the central information desk or any library location. Dial 711 or 1-800-735-2929 TTY.
California’s Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print.