Adaptive Services

Merlin LCD magnifier

This video magnifier allows people with low vision and/or other eye diseases to

  • Read regular print books and newspapers
  • Enhance visibility when writing a letter, a card, or filling out paperwork

This device is available for in-library use and is located next to the adult computers. Staff are available to assist.

Hearing loop

A hearing loop is a special type of sound system that allows people with hearing aids to more easily hear voices or recordings in the room. It provides a magnetic, wireless signal that the hearing aid picks up when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil).

The library is proud to have hearing loop technology installed in the

  • Circulation desk
  • Library program room
  • Council Chambers downstairs

Additionally, all films shown at the Delafield Public Library utilize captions for accessibility to all.

Talking Books

The Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library provides audio books and braille materials to Wisconsin residents of all ages who cannot see regular print or handle print materials.

  • Receive and return books and equipment, postage-free through the U.S. Postal Service
  • Part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The Delafield Public Library can help patrons sign up for this free service and has

  • An example of a player on display
  • Current and back issues of Talking Book catalogs listing new available titles

Large print book & audiobook collections

The library has spent the last few years building up its adult large print book collection. This collection contains nonfiction and fiction titles of popular authors and subjects.

The library also has CD books and Playaways (digital audiobook players) available for all patrons, especially those with trouble reading or holding a book. Audio items are available for children, teens, and adults.

Senior reference materials

The library has partnered with local organizations including the Aging and Disability Resource Center and the Alzheimer’s Association to provide resources for patrons to access outside assistance. These materials are located in the adult fiction section along the windows.

Topics include:

  • Housing
  • Activities
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Medical resources