Accessibility

The Billerica Public Library strives to make its spaces, resources, and services accessible to all users, including those who may not be able to visit the library.

Spaces

  • Handicapped parking spaces, including spaces for vans, are located near the Billericay Way entrance
  • The Billericay Way entrance has a ramp for wheelchair access as well as automatic doors
  • All floors of the library are accessible via an elevator
  • 2 handicapped accessible restrooms (1 on the lower level and 1 on the 2nd floor)
  • Many 2nd floor computers are proper height to be operated from a wheelchair

Resources

  • A number of items that assist in mobility, which can be borrowed from the Circulation Desk, including 7 wheelchairs, 10 walkers, 3 sets of crutches, and 5 canes
  • A large print book collection (both fiction and non-fiction) shelved on the 1st floor
  • A collection of audiobooks on the 1st floor
  • Kindle readers for borrowing at the Circulation Desk (text size can be adjusted on device)
  • Access to electronic books and audiobooks through Overdrive
  • An Optelec Adjustable Magnifier to more easily read small print documents located on the 2nd floor
  • Three Magna-Page Full Page Magnifiers (2 for circulation and one for in-library use)
  • DVDs with subtitles and/or closed captioning
  • Earbuds can be purchased for $1.50 at the 2nd floor Information Desk for use on library computers

Services

  • Reference assistance can be provided remotely via email ([email protected]) or phone (978-671-0948 ext 4103).
  • Staff at the 2nd floor Information Desk can provide assistance with using the library’s online catalog.
  • Staff on any of the library’s three floors can assist with retrieving materials from the shelves.
  • Homebound Delivery is provided to Billerica residents who are homebound because of disability or illness.  To request this service, contact Joe ([email protected]) or complete our online form.
Request Homebound Delivery

 

  • A variety of outreach services are offered by the library.
Visit the Outreach Services Page

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