Accessibility & Outreach
The library is ADA-compliant and offers the following services/amenities for our patrons:
- A large print collection of popular fiction and non-fiction books.
- Walkers with baskets for use within the library.
- Storytime programs that incorporate sign language. For more information, contact Youth Services at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.
The library offers a free outreach service to our patrons who are physically unable to come to the library in person. If you are physically unable to visit the library in person for any medical reason, for any length of time, you are eligible for this service. Individuals living in senior assisted communities or other care facilities are also eligible to receive outreach service.
Once you are registered, our Outreach Specialist will discuss the types of materials and genres that you like and will set up a delivery schedule that is convenient for you. All materials from the library’s circulating collection are available through this service.
If you or someone you know might benefit from the DeKalb Public Library’s outreach program, please contact the Outreach Specialist at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1500 or [email protected]
You may also fill out the outreach application. After you submit your application, our Outreach Specialist will contact you to schedule your first delivery.
Talking Books for People who are Visually Impaired
Individuals with visual impairments are eligible to register for the Library Service for the Blind and Print-Disabled provided by the Library of Congress. This is a free service that offers books and magazines in audio format for children and adults who cannot use printed materials.
A special machine is provided free of charge to participants, and materials are sent by mail at no cost.