Libraries are for everyone. Our goal is to make the library’s collections and services accessible to all.
Getting Help at the Library
Our staff members will be glad to help you if you need extra assistance while you’re here.
Adaptive or Assistive Equipment
You can use the following devices in the library building:
- Video magnifier with color monitor (2nd floor Computer Commons)
- Hand-held magnifiers (2nd floor Adult Services Desk)
- NVDA screen reader software on select computers in the Computer Commons area
Large Print Collection
With nearly 10,000 large print titles in our collection, we offer a wide variety of books with larger font for easier reading. Our large print collection is located on the 2nd floor near the Adult Services Desk, where staff will be happy to help you find titles.
You can also browse the large print collection in the library’s catalog.
Our audiobook collection includes Playaways, books on CD, and e-audiobooks. Playaways are pocket-sized, battery-operated devices that will play an audiobook with the push of a button. There are no discs or downloads and we offer cables to plug into your car speakers if desired.
We also offer e-books and audiobooks that can be streamed or downloaded to your device using the Libby or Hoopla apps.
You can browse our audiobook collection in the library’s catalog.
You can access e-books and e-audiobooks from the Ebooks & Digital Services page.
Talking Book and Braille Services
The Orland Park Public Library works with the Illinois State Library to help you access Talking Book and Braille Services.
Next Chapter Book Club
A monthly book club offered for adults with developmental disabilities to read together, make friends, and have fun! If you’d like to learn more about our Next Chapter Book Club, contact the Outreach Department at email@example.com or (708) 428-5111
Patrons with Sensory Needs
For adults with sensory needs, we have six (6) study rooms available on the library’s 2nd floor. While the study rooms are not soundproof, they are a quieter alternative for many.
Younger patrons with sensory needs are invited to explore the Sensory Space in the Children’s Library. This space is an enclosed room with a variety of tactile manipulatives, soft seating, and calming lights to help our young patrons level out their feelings until they are ready to continue using the library or head home.
Need an accommodation for a library program?
Need hearing assistance or a sign language interpreter? The Orland Park Public Library is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals who require an accommodation for a disability to attend any library presentation should contact the library at (708) 428-5100 at least five (5) working days prior to the event.
Can’t make it to the Library?
If you can’t come to the library due to a disability or special need, you might be eligible for our Home Delivery Service.
Resources for Parents
Have a Suggestion?
Do you have a suggestion for how we can make the library more universally-accessible? Let us know here.