Patrons who are unable to read print due to a visual, learning or physical disability are eligible to access an extensive collection of audiobooks recorded on CD, MP3 CD, and DAISY CD. Audiobooks can be picked up from a local branch, READ-Ability Services (located at City Centre Library) or delivered by the Home Delivery Service.
Patrons that qualify for READ-Ability Services may also borrow large and regular print books, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and eReaders. Choose from the library collection or have READ-Ability staff select items based on your personal profile.
Assistive technology workstations are available at City Centre Library and Guildford Library. Each station is equipped with an adjustable desk to accommodate wheelchairs. Semiahmoo Library offers some assistive technology. Please call ahead to inquire and book an appointment.
Applications and hardware include:
Enhanced Vision Station
Magnifies print up to 70 times. Available at City Centre and Semiahmoo Libraries.
Available for 3 month loan by READ-Ability patrons with print disabilities (visual, learning or physical disability).
Surrey Libraries acknowledges support for this project from the Hamber Foundation and the Province of British Columbia, Libraries and Literacy Services.