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George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East Library and Recreation Center
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch Library
Sunday: Closed
Northeast Branch Library
Sunday: Temporarily Closed
Southeast Branch Library
Sunday: Closed
Southwest Branch Library
Sunday: Closed
Woodland West Branch Library
Sunday: Closed
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Accessibility

Accessibility at the Library

 The Arlington Public Library is committed to providing an environment that supports the information needs of all members of the community. Information and building accessibility are important to us. Library staff will make a good faith effort to accommodate requests for assistance in accessing and making use of Library resources, materials, and services.

Available at All Locations

  • Handicapped parking.
  • Outside bookdrop.
  • Large Print Library Card Policy available upon request.
  • ADA restrooms.
  • Catalog search stations (OPACs) accessible with a Large Print Option. Look for the "Large Text" tab in the top left corner of the screen.
  • Self-checkout stations are free standing with knee space for wheelchair access or located on lower counter.
  • All computer monitors are large (widescreen) size with a trackball mouse and large print keyboard.

      Other Services

      Lighted magnifiers - Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Woodland West branches
      Hand-held magnifiers - Downtown, Southeast, Southwest, and Woodland West branches
      Globe magnifiers - Downtown, Lake Arlington, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Woodland West branches
      Video desktop magnifier-Lake Arlington
      Microfilm machine magnification - Downtown
      Double basket rolling carts - Lake Arlington

      Downtown Library Services

      • Elevator
      • Tracking Mouse for Computers
      • Hearing Loop Technology
      • ADA Keyboard
      • Website Magnifiers
      • All Desktop Magnifiers 

      Accessible Books and Videos

      Accessible Books and Videos

      • Audiobooks available at all locations on CD, MP3-CD or downloadable audiobooks through OverDrive.
      • eBooks - available on our E-Content and Digital Content page
      • Braille books - available to browse at the Lake Arlington Branch, and Downtown or may be requested.
      • Large print books - available at all locations.
      • DVS Videos - A description of the action on the video is integrated into the recording.
      • Talking Book Program - Available through our partnership with Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

      Books On Wheels

      Books on Wheels is a free outreach service to our community’s most isolated residents. This service is available at select senior housing facilities within Arlington city limits. Volunteers or library staff deliver library materials to participants to borrow and socialize with them. Individuals have the choice to request items or have items selected for them.

      Homebound Delivery

      Arlington or Pantego residents who are confined to their homes due to limited mobility, temporary or permanent disability, or some other reason are eligible for homebound delivery.

      If you or a loved one cannot physically visit the Library, sign up for Homebound Delivery. This new service will deliver materials to your door.

      Find more information here.

      Apply for Homebound Delivery here.

      Service to Residential Facilities

      Books on Wheels

      This service is available at select senior housing facilities within Arlington city limits. Volunteers or library staff deliver library materials to participants to borrow. Individuals have the choice to request items or have items selected for them.

      Books on Wheels visits happen monthly.

      Current Participating Retirement Centers:

      Volunteering for Books on Wheels

      Interested in volunteering for our Books on Wheels program?

      Find out more about being a Books on Wheels volunteer here.

      Visit the Arlington Public Library’s volunteer page for more volunteer opportunities or to get started.

      Funding

      Funded in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through a grant to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (Grant # LS-252486-OLS-22).

      Low Vision Services

      man with glasses

      Services available to you as an Arlington Public Library patron with low vision includes a variety of materials and assistive equipment which can be used within the library or checked out. Recognizing that low vision needs vary from patron to patron, Arlington Public Library staff are available to meet with patrons who have questions about library and community services for residents with low vision. Please contact us at (817) 458-6900 or through our one-on-one appointment service. Click this link to find about more Accessibility Service.

      At every Arlington Library location, you can find:
      • Large Print Books
        Over 7,000 titles of large print books can be found throughout our library system. 

      • DVS Videos
        A description of the action on the video is integrated into the recording

      • Audiobooks
        On CD, MP3-CD or downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive and One-Click

      • Magnifiers
        Each library location has a magnifying lamp, conveniently located at a study table and ready to use. They feature 2X magnification, a 5X spot lens, and LED illumination.


      Additional services and resources:

      Library Catalog Large Text
      Look for the “Large Text” tab in the top left corner of the screen

      Braille materials for children and adults
      Over 70 books for adults and over 400 children’s books

      CCTV
      Available at the Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch at 4000 W Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76016.

      Kurzweil 1000


      Other Free Services From Our Partners

      Talking Book Program – Texas State Library and Archives Commission

      Similar to a public library, they have over 80,000 titles available in a wide variety of categories, including classics, romances, science fiction, mysteries, westerns, children’s selections, and more.  Books are available on digital cartridge, Braille, large print, and audiocassette. Magazines are available through digital download, cassette, Braille and large print.

      Best of all, books may be downloaded from the Internet or delivered right to your door through the mail free of charge. Make your selections from a variety of catalogs or let one of their reader consultants assist you. To begin using their free service, you need to complete an application and have it certified.

      Northeast Branch Updates:
      Starting Monday, December 4, 2023, the Northeast Branch will be temporarily closed for HVAC renovations. Click here for more information.