The Lakeland Public Library system welcomes persons with special needs. All our library locations are committed to providing equal access to information and materials to all users.
Find out more about our programs and services below for community members with disabilities:
Print Disabilities or Visual Impairment
Books on CD, PlayAway books
Descriptive videos, PlayAway videos
Large print books/digital periodicals
Adaptive computer station featuring JAWS screen reader software, headphones and braille keyboard (Main Library).
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Clipboard hearing loops
- Captioned videos and DVDs
Wheelchair accessible catalog/internet computer stations
Wheelchair accessible tables
Books By Mail service
Visual Support Story
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in any of the Lakeland Public Library events or programs may contact Ms. Suzanne Connolly at least seven (7) days prior to the event or program at (863) 834-1828, for assistance. If HEARING impaired, please contact TDD (TDD-Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) at Local – (863) 834-8333 or 1-800-955-8771. If VOICE impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770, for assistance.