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The Library for Visually Impaired People

Keep reading with large print, talking books on CD and audio downloads, discover and get involved with online events, use the specialised equipment at Hyson Green Library.

If you are having difficulty with the content on our website AbilityNet  has advice on how to see websites more clearly using the features on your device.

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In search of a new book to read…

Large print and talking books on CD are available at all libraries, you can search the catalogue online  or phone the library and ask for a Click and Collect selection chosen by our staff.

You can use your library membership to access free eBooks, eAudio, eNewspapers and eMagazines from home on your own device. Perfect for listening to a story and making the text size as large as you need!

Or use The Home Library Service  which is free for people with restricted mobility and carers who cannot get in to a library. Bringing books, including large print, talking books, films and CDs to your door, roughly every 3 weeks. Delivered by friendly regular staff or trained and experienced volunteers, who will chat with you about the books you like to read and reserve titles for you. Contact the Home Library Service

Specialist equipment for VIP

Resources and equipment at Hyson Green Library to help you keep reading or get online

Accessible tablet. Use the Samsung 9.7 inch tablet installed with easy to use synapptic software. Great for emails, websites, calendar, voice control, Skype, radio and TV.

Computer magnification and Speech Software. Want to check your emails, surf the web or use Microsoft office? You can with the I-Zoom computer magnification and speech software on a library PC.

Desktop Electronic Magnifier. Magnify your documents with the i-See Desktop electronic magnifier.

PENpal. Use this award winning tool to listen to specially selected picture books with your children.

RNIB PenFriend. Use the PenFriend to help you to select your talking books. Listen to audio descriptions of the author, title and plot summary.

USB players. Borrow a USB player (subject to availability) to use with the free RNIB Talking Books Service, giving you access to over 23,000 fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children.

All available at Hyson Green Library

Don’t forget that we will be offering our activities and events in libraries again later in the year, a safe and welcoming place to socialise, learn and be entertained, but until then …

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