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Prince William Public Libraries (PWPL) is committed to providing its users with the services and devices needed for patrons requiring visual, hearing, and physical adaptive services. Outlined below is a listing of the free aids the library provides to ensure patrons with special needs can use our materials and services easily and comprehensively. Please stop by the Information Desk at one of our full-service libraries - Bull Run, Central, Chinn Park, Montclair, Haymarket Gainesville, or Potomac - when needing assistance.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

TTY Phone Line, Bull Run Regional Library: 703-792-4524

Email: [email protected]

SIGN INTERPRETING SERVICES

PWPL offers American Sign Language interpreters at all library-sponsored programs and events for the deaf and hard of hearing patrons. Requests should be made three weeks in advance by calling the branch library number or TTY (Bull Run Library only) where the event or program is taking place or emailing your request to [email protected].

CLOSED CAPTIONED DVDS

All library branches within PWPL have DVD collections that offer text language options on many titles. Titles can be found using our online catalog and searching under the subject heading "Video recordings for the Hearing Impaired."

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Magnifiers:
Our community and regional libraries all have a variety of portable magnifiers, including bar, sheet, and hand held magnifiers that can be used while visiting the library. In addition, each full service library has a portable electronic magnifier that can be used for both reading and writing.

Talking Books:
All full-service libraries have application forms for the free library services offered by the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, a member of the National Library Service for the Visually and Physically Handicapped. County residents receive services through a state affiliated library, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, located in Fredericksburg. Materials include cassette books and CDs, large print books, Braille books, and videos. Additional information may be found by visiting our regional partner's webpage.

Large Print Collections:
All 11 branches within PWPS have collections of large print materials that can be checked out for a three-week loan period. Titles can be found using our online catalog searching under the subject heading "Large Type Books."

Audiobooks:
All 11 branches within PWPL have collections of CDs that can be checked out for a three-week loan period. In addition, small players pre-loaded with an audiobook, called Playaways, also provide another audio format. Titles can be found using our online catalog and searching these subject headings: “Books on CD” and “Playaways.”

Downloadable eAudios and eBooks/Streaming Media
Using any number of devices, patrons have access to thousands of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks for free with a library card. From the Digital Library or using an app, users can launch Libby, by OverDrive, hoopla Digital, or RBdigital to download an audiobook onto their device. Hoopla Digital also allows users to stream audiobooks, comics, books, movies, and music.

EBooks may also be downloaded via Libby, by OverDrive and some devices then permit enlarging print for low-vision users.

OTHER ASSISTIVE SERVICES

Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters   

Both our regional libraries, Bull Run and Chinn Park, have wheelchairs and electric scooters. Please stop by the Information Desk of the libraries to use these devices.

Cane Seats

All full-service libraries have cane seats available.