Access for People with Disabilities
In a special arrangement with Radio Information Service, special radios are available in some Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations for use by people who are unable to read standard print materials.
TDD Telephone Reference Service
Patrons using a telecommunications display device (TDD) should call
TDD Public Telephone
A public pay phone equipped with a TDD is located at the Main Library as part of the first floor phone bank inside the entrance.
Each locations of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has at least one 20" computer monitor to provide a degree of screen enlargement when searching the library catalog or the World Wide Web. Large monitors are also available at the Children's Department, the New & Featured, Film, Music, and Audio Department, the Pennsylvania Department, and Reference Services at the Main Library.
Screen Enlargement Software (MAGic)
Screen Reading Software (JAWS)
Recorded books are available in all locations of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as well as in the Main Library. Audiocassettes are included in Caroline, the library's catalog. You can limit your Caroline search so that it retrieves only audiocassettes. Ask a librarian if you need help.
Large Print Books
Large print books are available in the "New & Featured" department on the first floor of the Main Library and in all CLP locations. More than 13,000 large print books are currently listed in the catalog.
Talking Books and Braille Materials
The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped loans cassette and disc books, as well as the equipment to play them, to eligible persons in Western Pennsylvania. LBPH can also assist you in obtaining braille materials.
The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped also loans videos which have been adapted for the enjoyment of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Learn more about these videos on the LBPH services page