Access to our Collections
- Audiobooks and Large Print/Type books are available from Placer County Library in all subject areas. Contact your local branch to find out how you can request these be delivered to your local branch. If we don’t have a title you are looking for, you can always suggest a purchase; a library staff member can assist you in filling out our online request form.
- Placer County Library has a vast collection of accessible digital material available ranging from books, audiobooks, films, and magazines. Digital materials are available through the library’s Find page. OverDrive readers can select the dyslexic-friendly font option in the Libby app, browser-based OverDrive Read, and at the OverDrive (Library To Go) website.
- If you have a disability, library staff can get books, media and other items from the library collection for you on request. Ask for help at any Placer County Library location. Library staff will get a reasonable number of items for you, based on staff availability and workload.
ZoomText is a computer application that enables visually-impaired or blind computer users to see and/or hear everything displayed on the computer screen through fully integrated magnification and a screen reading program that enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the screen. ZoomText software and keyboard are available at a computer station at the Auburn Library.
Find out more about ZoomText here.
Access to our Facilities
Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, are welcome in all public libraries including Placer County Library.
Local, State, and Federal Services
Bookshare - An Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities
Bookshare is a global literacy non-profit organization which provides free accessible e-books to students of any age who qualify for the program. Non-students may also join the program for a fee. To request more information call 650-352-0198 Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
The Braille and Talking Book Library in Sacramento
Sacramento Public Library is a NLS Network Library that features the Braille and Talking Book Library, accessible computers, sensory programs and more.
California's Library Services for People with Print Disabilities
California's Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print.
California Relay Service
Dial 7-1-1 to reach the California Relay Service. The California Relay Service can relay telephone conversations for people with disabilities and their family, friends, business contacts. The service is open to everyone.
Newsline® For The Blind
Newsline® for the Blind is a free newspaper and magazine service offered by the National Federation of the Blind to anyone who cannot read printed newspapers due to vision loss, dyslexia, or a physical disability.
Society for the Blind
Society for the Blind offers a variety of services and programs for people who are blind or have low vision. The nonprofit has a rehabilitative teaching center and provides life and job skills training, mentorship, and access to tools to maintain independence and produces its on Braille content.