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Accessibility

The Lillie M. Evans Library District (LME Library) is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all library users. The LME Library offers many materials and services for patrons with disabilities and is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Our board-approved Digital Accessibility Statement is available here.

FACILITIES

The library building is equipped with:

  • Wheelchair access and automated doors
  • Designated accessible parking spaces
  • Wheelchair accessible and single-use restrooms
  • Two (2) study rooms. While the study rooms are not soundproof, they are a quieter alternative for many.

Can't make it to the library? The LME Library offers free home delivery. We'll bring books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines to those unable to get to the library due to temporary or permanent health issues. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 309-385-4540 for more information.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

The Library’s public PCs offer Windows’ Ease of Access accessibility options, which include a magnifier, text-to-speech functionality, larger on-screen keyboards, high-contrast viewing modes, and other ways to personalize your experience. To quickly open Ease of Access, Use the Window key and [U]. In addition, one of our public access computers has a high-contrast keyboard with oversized print letters to increase visibility.

Magnifying glasses can be requested at the Service Desk.

The VideoEye! power magnification system is available in the Local History section. This equipment was donated to the community by the Princeville Lions Club and the Illinois Eye Center. 

Build open-source assistive devices using the library’s 3D printer. 

Learn about 3D Printing at the library

Discover 3D print design files

PROGRAMMING

Customized library tours are available for families and groups with cognitive or physical disabilities. Tours may include behind-the-scenes demonstrations, sensory activities, storytimes, or other requested topics. Inquire at the Service Desk for more information or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A sign language interpreter may be requested for a program. Please make arrangements seven business days in advance by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LIBRARY MATERIALS

Children's Books That Talk (BTT) Collection

The children’s BTT collection combines an audiobook and a print book for a read-a-long experience. With the simple push of a button, children can follow along as the “talking book” reads them a story. Picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction books are all available in the Read Along collection.

Find Books That Talk (BTT) 

Large Print Collection

With nearly 1,300 large print titles in our collection, we offer a wide variety of books with larger font for easier reading. Our new large print collection is located in front of the Library Service Desk, and the remainder of the collection is in the Adult Services area.

You can also browse the large print collection in the library’s catalog.

Audiobook Collection

Our audiobook collection includes Playaways, books on CD, and e-audiobooks. Playaways are pocket-sized, battery-operated devices that will play an audiobook with the push of a button. There are no discs or downloads and we offer cables to plug into your car speakers if desired.

We also offer e-books and audiobooks that can be streamed or downloaded to your device using the Libby, Boundless or Hoopla apps.

You can browse our audiobook collection in the library’s catalog.

eLibrary (Digital Collection)

Free digital content can be checked out from anywhere at any time with your library card.

Some of the features of these digital resources include:

  • Dyslexic font options
  • Color variation settings
  • Text resizing and zoom options

Visit the eLibrary

Additional Formats

The library also offers DVDs and Blu-rays with closed captions and subtitles as well as instructional sign language materials.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP)
The Illinois Assistive Technology Program has been working to increase access to and acquisition of assistive technologies for Illinois residents since 1989. Requesting an existing product or a customized device specific to your needs is free for all Illinois residents with disabilities and/or health-related conditions.

National Library Service at the Library of Congress
The National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical, perceptual, or reading disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. 

Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) 
The Illinois State Library offers this service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. Visit the NLS for more information on eligibility guidelines.

Librarians can act as a certifying authority to sign applications for TBBS. For assistance completing the application, contact the Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 309-385-4540.

SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM HOME

Remote Assistance: Library staff are available for remote assistance via phone or email. View the library’s Contact Us page for details on contact information.

One-On-One Assistance: The library offers one-on-one help for topics such as eBooks and streaming services, genealogy research, computer skills, and more. Remote assistance is available via phone or an online meeting. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 309-385-4540 for more information.

Home Delivery: Staff will bring books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines to those unable to get to the library due to temporary or permanent health issues. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 309-385-4540 for more information.

The following services are available anytime:

  • Search for and place items on hold using the library’s catalog or mobile app (RSAcat Mobile)
  • Access and manage your library account using the library’s catalog or mobile app (RSAcat Mobile)
  • Return items at the library’s book drops
  • Stream or download eAudiobooks, eBooks, magazines, movies, and music
  • Access research databases
 

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