ADA/Persons with Disabilities Access Statement
The Lincoln Public Library is in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that include the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to the collection or services offered by the Lincoln Library.
- 2 parking spaces for vehicles with proper Massachusetts plates and or placards.
- Elevator access to the upper & lower levels of the building.
- An accessible bathroom is located on the second floor of the building.
We have made every attempt to make the interior of the building as accessible as possible; patrons with disabilities may find some of older parts of the building (including some stacks) to be less then optimal in terms of access. If a patron is having trouble accessing any part of the collection please let a staff member know and we will assist you.
The Tarbell Room (library’s main meeting room) has been equipped with a hearing loop system. A hearing loop is a wire that circles a meeting room or a service desk and is connected to the sound system. The loop transmits sound electromagnetically to a wireless receiver in the user’s hearing aid or cochlear implant. The wireless receiver is called a T-coil. The loop sends a clear sound directly to hearing aids, without extra background noise.
Large Print Collection
Due to a generous anonymous grant administered by The Boston Foundation the Lincoln Public Library has been able to “grow” our Large Print Collection. Prior to the grant we were only able to purchase a few bestsellers each year, however, now we can purchase a variety of titles across all subject areas. For the first time we have also been able to purchase large print books for children and young adults, this allows many visually impaired older patrons to share the joy of reading with grandchildren. We have also found that those with learning disabilities may find the larger font easier to read. The large print collection is located in our reference room we are continually adding new titles, so please stop in any time you are here and “check” it out!
Books in Braille
Through the Minuteman Library Network the library has access to over 200 books in braille, the majority of which are children’s books. To find out more please call the reference department at 781-259-8465 est. 204
The library has a large print keyboard for visually impaired users.
With the assistance of volunteers the library offers a weekly delivery service for people who are unable to come to the library in person. People who are temporarily immobilized as well as those with chronic physical limitations may use the service. Patrons may order up to six library items at one time (including DVDS, CDs, Spoken Word CDs, and two-week new releases). Patrons with Internet access may use the Minuteman online catalog to request materials. Residents without internet access may call the library and request either specific material (ie: please send me “A is for Alibi”) or general selections (please send me five mysteries by women authors). Patrons who wish to use this service and have questions can contact the Reference Department at 781-259-8465, x204, or [email protected]