Assistive Services

 

Menomonee Falls Public Library offers a variety of special services and adaptive technologies to assist those with diverse needs.

Services for those with mobility concerns

  • Parking – handicap accessible parking is located at the main entrance, and along the south side of the library
  • Building Entrance – the main entrance to the library features no steps and automatic doors
  • Walkers and Transport Chair – available at the entrance in the main lobby.  We ask that you limit your use of the walker to one hour.
  • Elevator – conveniently located in the center of the library, and features braille signage
  • Handicap Accessible Restrooms – off the main lobby, in the youth library (1st floor), and in the adult library (2nd floor)
  • Wheelchair Accessible Catalogs – Downstairs in the youth library and on the 2nd floor near current magazines

Assistive Services

  • Retrieval of Library items – books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs, and so on.  Just ask!
  • Specialized materials
  • LEAP (Library eBook Accessibility Program) – available through Wisconsin’s Digital Library (OverDrive) link, materials which can be read with computers, assistive reading devices, braille printers, and MP3 players
  • Interlibrary Loanobtaining items from other libraries
  • Home Delivery – For eligibility and more information see our Outreach services page.
  • Photocopying assistance – on both the first and second floors
  • “THIS IS MY LIBRARY” – Planning a trip to the library with your child? To help prepare your child for a visit to the Menomonee Falls Public Library read the story “This is My Library” with your child. The story is intended to help children become visually familiar with the library so that they can feel more comfortable during their visit.
  • Literacy Corner – selection of fun child development toys for children of all abilities.  Great literacy activities to encourage growth in communication skills in preschool children and those with special needs.

Assistive Technology

  • Hearing Loop – available in the main meeting room (A hearing loop is a system that transfers sound directly to a hearing device or cochlear implant via a t-coil receiver. The t-coil may need to be activated by an audiologist.)
  • Assistive Listening Devices – available upon request for use in the main meeting room
  • Low-Vision-Equipped Computer – all public computers have magnifying software
  • Touchscreen Computer – on the 2nd floor near the copier
  • Assistive Computer input devices – touchpad and trackball available upon request
  • Magnifiers – there is a magnifying reader on the 2nd floor near the microfilm reader, and magnifying glasses are available at all Information Desks
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