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Assistive Services

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

Physical Disabilities

  • Wheelchair accessible catalog/internet computer stations
  • Wheelchair accessible tables
  • Books By Mail service

Developmental Disabilities

  • Sensory Storytime
  • 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.