Accessibility

The Library is committed to making its buildings, collections, programs, and services accessible to all members of the community. Anyone encountering difficulties in making full use of the Library is encouraged to contact us at (812) 349-3103 or ada [at] mcpl.info. For more information, please see our Americans with Disabilities Act Notice.

AccessAbility - People with Disabilities WelcomeWe are a Dementia Friendly Location

The Library is recognized by the City of Bloomington’s AccessAbility Program and is certified as a Level I and Level II Dementia Friendly Business by the Alzheimer’s Resource Service.

Building Accessibility

Bloomington: The Main Library has three accessible parking spots in its lot. There are additional accessible metered spots on surrounding streets. Wheelchairs and rollators for public use are available at each building entrance and a public elevator provides access to all floors. Bloomington Transit's BTaccess can provide public transportation for people with disabilities. A drive-up window is available off of the parking lot, along with 24-hour material returns.
Building Map (PDF)

Ellettsville: Once renovations are complete, the Ellettsville Branch will be significantly more accessible, with an ADA-compliant parking lot and restrooms, plus a wheelchair and rollator for public use.

 

Outreach Services

Homebound Service: Personalized home delivery of Library materials to eligible county residents

Bookmobile and Outreach Van Service: Library materials brought to communities, affordable housing centers, senior living facilities, and nursing homes.

Accessible Collections

Please contact us for help in searching for and locating the following library materials

Programs

The Library encourages persons with disabilities to participate in our programming. If you need an accommodation, you may indicate it when registering through our events calendar, or by contacting us at (812) 349-3103 or ada [at] mcpl.info. Please make your request as early as possible (ideally at least a week prior to the event) so that we may make arrangements.

Hearing Loop: Switch hearing aid to T-coil

Assistive Listening

The Main Library Auditorium has a hearing loop system, allowing participants with compatible hearing aids and cochlear implants to receive the audio signal. We can also provide headphones with wireless receivers.

For Library events in our various meeting rooms, we offer a portable Assistive Listening Kit that works with either your own compatible hearing aids or our headphone sets.  Just ask the program presenter or at any information desk.

 

Public Computing and Equipment

Our public computers run Windows and include Microsoft’s Ease of Access Center. Please ask a staff member for assistance in using these accessibility features.

Magnification devices:

  • EVS electronic magnifier located in the VITAL Resource Room
  • Reading glasses and magnifying glasses at the customer assistance desks at Main and Ellettsville