|Services for People with Disabilities
Information Center for People with Disabilities (ICPD)
Now located on the Upper Level, Main Library, next to the Electronic Information Center
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 12:00PM – 5:00PM, Friday – Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Phone: (562) 570-5709
Library TTY for the hearing impaired: (562) 570-6774
City Hall TTY for the hearing impaired: (562) 570-6762
The ICPD is an award winning state-of-the-art technology center designed to meet the information needs of people with physical, visual, hearing, and learning disabilities. We provide a reading area, library materials, assistive services, and a Librarian to answer requests for information. Users with disabilities are given 1.5 hours of free computer use per day. ICPD volunteers provide one-on-one assistance with technology and basic computer instruction. If you are interested in volunteering, read more about our Volunteer Program.
Assistive services include adjustable workstations, alternative keyboards and mice, CCTV magnifier, reachers/grabbers, Reading Edge Text to Speech, and an electric scooter, walker or wheelchair for use in the library. Assistive technology includes Dragon Naturally Speaking, JAWS, MagicCursor, Screen Doors, Word Q, WYNN, ZoomText Xtra, Interpretype machine for the hearing impaired, and more.
Special collections include large print, braille, and digital talking books.
Homebound Readers Services
Message Phone: (562) 570-6959
Homebound Readers Services provides library materials to customers in Long Beach who are confined to their homes by an illness or an injury, either chronic or temporary. Materials are personally selected by a librarian for each homebound reader and mailed out every other week at no charge. To learn more, complete and submit the Homebound Readers Interest form or leave a message at the phone number above.
If you are a current Meals on Wheels customer, ask them about Books on Wheels. The Library works with Books on Wheels to offer dinner and a book, or dinner and a movie, to Meals on Wheels program customers. Call Meals on Wheels at (562) 439-5000 to sign up.
Long Beach Resources for People with Disabilities