Accessibility

Deerfield Public Library has a variety of resources and services available to assist patrons of all abilities. If you need to request any accommodations, please contact us by email at accessibility@deerfieldlibrary.org or by phone at 847-945-3311.

Building Access

Elevator

An elevator is located near the main lobby and leads to the main level and lower level of the Library.

Accessible parking

Accessible parking spots are available in the parking lot near the Library’s entrance.

Wheelchair

A wheelchair is available in the front lobby of the Library.

Materials

  • Closed-captioned DVDs
  • Large print books (Adult and Youth)
  • Adapted books (in Youth)
  • Multi-level books (in Adult)
  • Hi-Lo Books (in Youth and Teen)
  • Audiobooks (CD and Playaway formats)
  • Online Resources (eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines)
  • Headphones, earplugs, laptop computers for in-library use

Programming

While all of our programs are open to patrons of all-abilities, we do have some programs especially geared towards patrons with special needs.

Adult programs

  • P.L.A.C.E. Program:
    PLACE (Public Library Access and Community for Everyone) programs welcome adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as their parents and caregivers.
    Register: Saturday, November 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Youth programs

Services

A free monthly service for anyone living in the Deerfield Public Library service area who can’t get to the Library due to illness or limiting physical conditions. To register or if you have any questions about Books to Go, please contact Ted at 847-945-3311 ext. 8833

See more info about Books to Go

If you are unable to find items in our catalog send us a request. We will find the best and fastest way to fill your request, either through interlibrary loan or purchase. Fill out and submit the online request form and one of our librarians will get back to you as soon as possible.

Deerfield Public Library’s Online Resources contain articles, news, and more content that is professionally edited for accuracy and usability. They are available free to anyone at the library. Are you a Deerfield Public Library card holder? You can access most Online Resources from home using the number on the back of your library card. 

Adult: email reference@deerfieldlibrary.org, call 847-580-8933, or in-person

Youth: email youthservices@deerfieldlibrary.org, call 847-580-8962, or in-person

Our Sensory Kits, located at our front Help Desk, Youth Services Desk, and Adult Services Desk, are meant to help our patrons of all abilities have a more enjoyable time in the library. These kits include 6 different fidgets, a pair of noise-canceling headphones, a mirror, and two emotions sheets, meant to be used in the library. Please feel free to use what you need and return items before you leave.

   

The Deerfield Public Library Social Stories are a way to help young children and patrons with specials needs get acquainted with the Library. We have a Social Story for different age groups to best fit our patrons’ needs:

On our Staff Recommendations Page, you can get to know our library staff, learn about our favorite genres, check out our book lists, see which staff member shares your interests, and contact us for personalized recommendations. 

The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library 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. Find applications and eligibility information.

Schedule an hour appointment with a member of our Adult Services Department by contacting Anne at ajamieson@deerfieldlibrary.org or 847-580-8931.