Low Vision Support
We strive to serve our low vision patrons with materials and technology that best supports enjoying our collection and services.
Large Print | Audiobooks | e-Reader Devices | Illuminated Magifiers
Low Vision Reader/Magnifier | Talking Book Service | Lisle Lions Club Donation
PR (Large Print) Collection
Large Print is defined as print that is at least 16 points in size with adequate letter and word spacing. LPR books are available in Adult Services and have the same loan periods as regular print books. We divide our LPR collection into three genres:
The Lisle Library provides audio books (“spoken word”) on CD for both adult and youth patrons. An audio book is a recording of text being read aloud. We carry both abridged and unabridged titles.
Using eMediaLibrary, our online e-book platform, download best-selling digital audiobooks & e-books 24/7 to your PC at home, in the office, or transfer titles to your portable device.
To learn more about how to dowload media, visit our E-books page.
Adult Services and Youth Services have genre specific and age appropriate e-reader devices available for check-out. Some devices have a text-to-sound option and all devices allow patrons to increase text size.
On the Adult Services floor we have a selection of illuminated magnifiers in the public seating area. These lamps add illumination and strong magnification to enhance the ability to read small print.
Low Vision Reader/Magnifier
This reader is a wonderful resource for patrons with low vision or for those of us who just need something magnified.
22” high definition monitor
Increase magnification up to 66 x’s
High contrast, color contrast/choice for text
Reading line option
Other great uses:
Jewelry and watch inscription identification
Read the small print on a vitamin/prescription bottle
Talking Book Service
Talking Book Service is provided free of charge to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or has physical disabilities preventing the reading of standard print. For more information, visit illinoistalkingbooks.org.
The Office of the Illinois Secretary of State's Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) acts as a liaison with The Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) program. For more information on these programs, please see ibph.org.
Lisle Lions Club Donation
Because of the wonderful donation and generosity from the Lisle Lions Club, the Library is proud to announce our new equipment available for our low vision patrons. These items are for use on our lower level in the Adult Services department.
Large print keyboards
High definition PC monitors
Hand held magnifiers
Natural light, no-glare, adjustable floor lamp