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Library and Research


Libraries for People with Disabilities




International
National
State Listings:   CA / IN / WI    (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


International

Library and Information Science: INIST's catalog of Articles and Monographs allows you to search for documents (Journal articles, Journal issues, Books, Reports or Conferences, doctoral dissertations) in their catalog at the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique in France.

Web Accessible National and Major Libraries of the World comes from the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions. Browse the list to the Library of your choice from around the world.


National

Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action is a source for libraries to find information about the deaf community and library services for the deaf. FOLDA offers The Red Notebook which is a loose-leaf binder containing fact sheets, library reprints, announcements and other printed informational materials that are related to both deaf and library issues. It is designed to help build communication among individuals and groups within the deaf community by letting them know about existing products, programs, and services of interest. It is also intended to unify deaf community participation in local activities of libraries, their related friends and foundation groups. The focus is on assisting libraries in providing cost-effective and efficient library and information services to these consumers in an unbiased fashion. To contact FOLDA (Library for Deaf Action) 2930 Craiglawn Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904-1816, or send e-mail to: folda86@aol.com

New Sign National Caregivers Library is an extensive library for caregivers. Find hundreds of articles, forms, checklists and links to topic-specific external resources, organized into logical categories. This has amazingly helpful amount of information for the caregiver.

Overdrive.com - Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your public library - anywhere, anytime. All you need is a library card. Download the http://app.overdrive.com for your device, Android, nook, Apple devices, Chromebook, eReader, Kindle, etc or use your Windows or MAC computer.
Sign into your library and select the book, magazine, etc. that you wish to read. Need help? Visit http://help.overdrive.com/customer/en/portal/articles/1481728-get-help-with-the-overdrive-app


State Listings


California

Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center University Library Sonoma State University Library Services for People with Disabilities will provide equal access to library resources for all currently enrolled SSU students. For people with disabilities, we offer instruction in the use of any adaptive services we provide, and instruction in the use of library online resources. Extensive instruction may require an appointment. We will retrieve materials that are inaccessible. In the case of a need for ongoing or extensive assistance with library materials, please consult Disabled Student Services for additional support, 707-664-2677 (voice); 707-664-2958 (TDD), University Library,Sonoma State University,1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609.


Indiana

Library at the Indiana Institute on Disability and strives to be the primary disability library for residents of the state of Indiana by providing access to appropriate, quality materials and services. They are a full service lending library with a wide variety of resources about disabilities across the lifespan. Regardless of where you live, they will lend materials to you through the mail or to answer any question you may have!


Wisconsin

Milwaukee County Federated Library System serves families with special needs and people of all ages and abilities. Through the County Catalog , you can search for books, search community services, and find your library on-line. Your local librarian can help you find information and materials available in a variety of formats: Large Print Books, Braille Books, Audiobooks, E-Books, Big Books, Closed-Caption Videotapes, Assistive Technology Devices (including screen magnifiers, adaptive keyboards and mice) computers and much more. The Milwaukee Public Library includes Central Library, 12 brances and Mobile Services. For more information call (414) 286-3000 (Voice).

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library offers braille and recorded books and playback equipment for those Wisconsin residents who for any physical reason cannot read normal print. For additional information and/or downloadable applications check out the website or contact the Wisconsin Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

813 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1436
414/286-3045
800/242-8822 [in-Wisconsin WATS]
414/286-3102 [FAX]
414/286-3548 [TDD]



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