Assistive Services

The Library District provides a variety of materials and services to meet the needs of a diverse community. All library buildings meet ADA accessibility standards and staff will gladly provide further accommodations. Please contact your local branch for more information.

For limited vision

  • Magnifying glasses
  • Audiobooks on CD and Playaways
  • Downloadable audiobooks
  • Downloadable books with adjustable font size, high contrast, and dyslexic font options
  • Large print books
  • Braille books
  • Described videos may be available for materials in the DVD collection

For hard of hearing

  • TTY: 711
  • Assistive listening devices at meetings and service desks
  • Sign language interpreters for programs, by request
  • Closed-captioning available for some materials in the DVD collection
  • Closed-captioning available for Live Programs on Zoom

For homebound

Homebound Service
Available to residents of Alachua County.

Large Print book collections for local retirement and nursing homes
Outreach Department
Call: 352-334-3993

Reference Services by Phone
Headquarters Library Reference Desk
Call: 352-334-3940

Reference Services by Mail
Requests can be mailed to:

Alachua County Library District - Adult Services
401 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

ADA accommodations

Americans with Disabilities Act Information and Technical Assistance

Service Animals Information from

Please contact us for further information or to request ADA accommodations.
Call: 352-334-3900