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Libraries for All Abilities - Glen Eira

Posted: 06-Jul-2016 by All Abilities

Libraries for All Abilities

The libraries are now geared up to give all residents access to the great range of collections and services on offer.

To improve accessibility for people with low vision, the ClearView electronic desk magnifier is available at Carnegie Library. Place a newspaper or magazine on the reading table and the built-in camera creates a large print version on the computer monitor. You can use it to look at photos, write or sign documents or even do the crossword. No computer skills are required.

The libraries have a great selection of large print and audio books for all reading interests. E-books are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the convenience of your home computer, e-reader, iPad or other smart device. If you don’t have an e-reader, you can borrow a Kobo e-reader from the libraries. Library staff will also show you how to find and download an e-book from the collection.

If getting to the library is difficult the Home Library Service will bring the library to you. Books, audio books, magazines, DVDs and CDs are selected to meet your tastes, and delivered each month right to your door. This service is open to eligible Glen Eira residents. To register or find out more, contact the Home Library Service coordinator at Bentleigh Library on 9557 8278.

If standing or moving around the libraries is difficult, library staff are pleased to locate items for you to borrow while you wait. You can also call ahead and have a selection of books ready to collect when you visit, or you can pick up a book bag pre-filled with books in your favourite fiction genre.

Auslan StoryTime is run at Bentleigh Library. This interactive session held every third Sunday of the month at 2pm has our storyteller reading and signing some favourite stories and rhymes.

All libraries have wheelchair or scooter recharge stations to make your journey to the library and home even easier.

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