Sign Language for Programs: Sign language interpreting for deaf or hearing impaired children attending any library story hour or program may be arranged by notifying the library at least 10 days before the program. To do so, please contact AskGCPL or call the library at 770-978-5154.
Large print books and audio books are available at all library branches. Books, DVDs and videos featuring sign language instruction are also available.
There are also occasional storytime events and other programs scheduled at different branch location. Check the online calendar for more information.
Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS)
Glassprovides library services for the blind and others whose physical abilities require the use of books and magazines in audio format or in braille. GLASS loans books and magazines in audio and Braille formats, as well as the necessary players. Books and players are mailed back and forth at no cost to the patron.
To access this free service,apply for a GLASS patron account below. Patrons will receive a Talking books machine and free delivery service. Downloadable media is also available for a variety of devices.
GCPL’s Assistive Technology Center is supported in part by Walton EMC Operation Round Up.
*Assistive Tool Kits, high contrast keyboards, and roller ball mice are available at each branch upon request.
Language Line Interpretation Service
Language interpretation is available for interactions between customers who are not proficient in English and library staff. Language Line allows GCPL to provide a positive library experience regardless of a customer’s native language. Interpreters provide assistance to:
Create new Library Cards
Determine information needs
Explain library services and policies
Special Needs Services
GCPL will assist customers with special needs given proper notice (10 working days). Any requests for reasonable accommodations required by individuals to fully participate in any GCPL program or activity should call AskGCPL at (770) 978-5154.
Access to library materials for the homebound is available to GCPL card holders who are unable to visit branch libraries due to chronic illness, a physical disability or condition. Those who experience a temporary condition which renders them homebound are also eligible for this service.
Mailbox Books is currently only available to Gwinnett County residents.