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The library is open today from 9am - 9pm

Accessibility

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Elevator

An elevator is located near the main lobby and leads to the main level and lower level of the Library.

Accessible parking spaces

Accessible parking

Accessible parking spots are available in the parking lot near the Library’s entrance.

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Wheelchair

A wheelchair is available in the front lobby of the Library.

  • Closed-captioned DVDs
  • Large print books (Adult and Youth)
  • Adapted books (in Youth)
  • Multi-level books (in Adult)
  • Hi-Lo Books (in Youth and Teen)
  • Audiobooks (CD and Playaway formats)
  • Online Resources (eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines)
  • Headphones, earplugs, laptop computers for in-library use

While all of our programs are open to patrons of all abilities, we do have some programs especially geared towards patrons with disabilities.

Adult programs

P.L.A.C.E. Program:

PLACE (Public Library Access and Community for Everyone) programs welcome adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as their parents and caregivers.

Upcoming Virtual PLACE Programs:

Join us for an evening of reading, conversation, friendship, and fun. For more information – or to register – contact Vicki Karlovsky (vkarlovsky@deerfieldlibrary.org).

Saturday, November 19, 2022 – 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday, January 28, 2022 – 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday, February 25, 2023 – 6:30-7:30pm

Youth programs

Past Sensory programs:

Sensory Storytime
Join us for an inclusive and interactive storytime filled with stories, songs, sensory play, and socialization! Children of all abilities with their siblings and caregivers are welcome.

Sensory Friendly Family Film
The Library welcomes children of all abilities to enjoy a movie with the lights turned up, the sound turned down, and the option to walk, dance, and sing during the movie.

Homebound: Books to Go

A free monthly service for anyone living in the Deerfield Public Library service area who can’t get to the Library due to illness or limiting physical conditions. To register or if you have any questions about Books to Go, please contact Ted at 847-945-3311 ext. 8833

See more info about Books to Go

Library Lifeline: Virtual Check-ins for Senior Citizens and Adults with Disabilities

Library Lifelines are available for seniors and adults with disabilities. These are free one-on-ones and check-ins provided via phone, email, Skype, or Zoom. We can help with basic library and reference questions, accessing library e-materials and e-resources, basic technology assistance, read-alouds with discussion, or we can just be a friendly voice over the phone. you do not need to be a Deerfield Public Library cardholder to receive this service.

For more info, email Vicki at vkarlovsky@deerfieldlibrary.org or call 847-580-8938.

Online Library Purchase Requests

If you are unable to find items in our catalog send us a request. We will find the best and fastest way to fill your request, either through interlibrary loan or purchase. Fill out and submit the online request form and one of our librarians will get back to you as soon as possible.

Online Resources

Deerfield Public Library’s Online Resources contain articles, news, and more content that is professionally edited for accuracy and usability. They are available free to anyone at the library. Are you a Deerfield Public Library card holder? You can access most Online Resources from home using the number on the back of your library card.

Reference Help

Adult: email reference@deerfieldlibrary.org, call 847-580-8933, or in-person

Youth: email youthservices@deerfieldlibrary.org, call 847-580-8962, or in-person

Sensory Kits

Our Sensory Kits, located at our front Help Desk, Youth Services Desk, and Adult Services Desk, are meant to help our patrons of all abilities have a more enjoyable time in the library. These kits include 6 different fidgets, a pair of noise-canceling headphones, a mirror, and two emotions sheets, meant to be used in the library. Please feel free to use what you need and return items before you leave.

Sensory kits

Sensory kits

Social Stories

The Deerfield Public Library Social Stories are a way to help young children and patrons with disabilities to get acquainted with the Library. We have a Social Story for different age groups to best fit our patrons’ needs:

Staff Recommendations Page

On our Staff Recommendations Page, you can get to know our library staff, learn about our favorite genres, check out our book lists, see which staff member shares your interests, and contact us for personalized recommendations.

Talking Book and Braille Service

The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. Find applications and eligibility information.

Technology One-On-One Assistance

Schedule an hour appointment with a member of our Adult Services Department by contacting Anne at ajamieson@deerfieldlibrary.org or 847-580-8931.

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Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”

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