Accessible Books Service

Darien Library is a hub for the Connecticut State Library, CT Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB). They lend items to any Connecticut resident who is unable to read due to a visual, perceptual, reading, or physical disability. 

Pick up an application at the Library. After your application is approved, CT LAB will mail materials directly to you as the primary method of delivery. View our CT LAB page for more details on this service.

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.


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.

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.

Merlin ultra Magnifier

Merlin ultra is a full-color, auto-focus video magnifier system. It enables individuals with low vision to read, write, view photos, enjoy crafts and hobbies, and more -- in color, black-and-white, or enhanced high-contrast positive or negative viewing modes. Ask about the device at the Reference Desk on the Second Level.


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


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 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.


The elevator is located in the center of the Library.

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