Seymour Library provides services and resources for people with disabilities.
Patrons who need assistance accessing the collection due to a disability may ask staff for one-on-one assistance. The library offers a concierge service during the week. Staff working at the main desk or Children’s Room are also willing to assist at any time during our hours of operation.
Books by Mail is a new service from Seymour Library that will deliver books and some media (audiobooks and DVDs) to homebound patrons. This service is offered to any Seymour Library card holder who is not able to come in to the library because of a temporary or permanent disability and satisfies the eligibility criteria.
Blindness & Low vision
The SAPPHIRE is a portable magnifier that may be borrowed from the library for use at home or on the go.
Large Type collection
Seymour Library offers a wide selection of large type books.
Seymour Library offers a large collection of audiobooks. Audiobooks are available on CD, Playaway (handheld all-in-one audiobook) or digitally. Digital audiobooks can be downloaded or streamed from OverDrive/Libby or Hoopla.
eBooks are available through OverDrive and Hoopla. eBooks allow you to adjust the font size and style, as well as the text and background colors and are easy to access.
The library provides magnifying glasses at the main desk for patrons to use within the library.
Other accessibility options:
The LEAP program gives qualified patrons free access to the Bookshare collection, which provides books in fully accessible DAISY format. www.bookshare.org/cms
Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL)
Talking Book and Braille Library lends audiobooks for free to people who have difficulty using printed materials due to medical reasons. The audiobook cartridges are sent through the mail from the New York State Library in Albany. Shipping is always free both ways!
Audiobooks titles can also be downloaded instantly from their online library, Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). TBBL provides a free player to each patron and you can transfer electronic BARD files to a variety of devices. Braille items are also available by mail.
To sign up, the Finger Lakes Library System can provide an application and player locally, or you can contact TBBL directly:
Finger Lakes Library System: (800) 909.3557 ext. 236 or (607) 319.5613
TBBL: (800) 342.3688
Additional options for finding accessible media
Over one million books in accessible DAISY format are available for people with print disabilities to download.
A free digital library of Spanish materials for people who cannot use print materials.
This program loans captioned ad described K-12 educational media to people who are visually impaired or deaf. Members can play videos online or request DVDs by mail.