Special Needs

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 accommodation. Some services are only available at select locations. Please contact your local branch for information and availability.

For the Visually Impaired

  • 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 the Deaf or 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

ADA Accommodations

Americans with Disabilities Act

Information and Technical Assistance

Service Animals

Information from ADA.gov

Please contact us for further information or to request ADA accommodations.


For the Homebound or Elderly

Homebound Service

Homebound Service is 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