Accessibility

We Deliver

Darien Library offers residents home-bound delivery of books, movies, magazines, and audiobooks tor those who cannot visit the Library in person.

Volunteers will deliver borrowed items to your home and will also return them to the Library.

To request a delivery, call Pat at 203-669-5248. Find more information on our Services for the Homebound page.

Audiobooks

We offer audiobooks in three formats: as CDs, MP3 Playaways (for children), and digital e-Audiobooks. Most of the audiobooks are located on the Main Level in front of The Café at Darien Library. Children’s audiobooks and Playaways are located within the Children’s Library on the left when you come in the door.

Downloadable e-Audiobooks are available from our digital collection.

Large Print Books

Located on the First Levelby the fireplace, the Large Books collection includes popular fiction and non-fiction. Digital books’ text size can be changed, so ask at the Welcome Desk about e-Books.

This collection is made possible thanks to the Anne R. Ferguson Large Print Book Fund, a generous endowment given to the capital fund by Eric Ferguson.

Digital Books

e-Books allow the reader to resize the text to a more comfortable reading size. You may access e-Books on your computer or on a mobile device. Just visit the app store and download OverDrive's Libby app or the hoopladigital app. Sign up with your Darien Library card. See all our Digital Darien options.

LyriQ Text-to-Speech Reader

The LyriQ can read-aloud any text you put under the device's camera. Bring your headphones and enjoy your reading! Ask about the device at the Reference Desk on the Second Level.

Magnifier with Screen

The portable magnifier magnifies text onto a 7-inch screen. The new tool is easy to use, and can assist readers in several different ways. Place it on the document or hold it over the document and follow the text with a little camera. Ask for this device at the Reference Desk on the Second Level.

Magnifiers

Ask at the Welcome Desk for a magnifying glass to use during your Library visit.

Wheelchair

Aside from having accessible parking in front of the Library, we also have a wheelchair available.

Just ask at the Welcome Desk or call ahead to have a wheelchair brought out to you at 203-669-5236.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms are available on every level of the Library. Each bathroom is wheelchair accessible. Emergency pull strings to call for help are located in all single-stall bathrooms. For the First Level, the pull string is located in the biggest stall.

Elevator

The elevator is located in the center of the Library.

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