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.
Downtown Library Services
- Tracking Mouse for Computers
- Hearing Loop Technology
- ADA Keyboard
- Website Magnifiers
- All Desktop Magnifiers
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 is a free outreach service at select senior housing facilities within Arlington city limits. Volunteers or library staff bring an assortment of library materials to participating retirement communities for residents to browse and borrow. Residents may also request specific items.
Books on Wheels visits happen on a monthly basis generally. Library materials eligible for the Books on Wheels service are books, with a Large Print option, Audiobooks, and Music CDs. Residents at participating locations are not required to have an Arlington Public Library card.
Every Books on Wheels visit is a chance for participants to have access to library books and socialize with library volunteers and/or staff.
Current Participating Retirement Centers:
Interested in being a volunteer for Books on Wheels?
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.
Launching early 2023! If you or a loved one cannot physically visit the Library, sign up for Homebound Delivery. Our new service will deliver materials to your door. Sign up for the Books on Wheels newsletter here. More information coming soon.
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.
A description of the action on the video is integrated into the recording
On CD, MP3-CD or downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive and One-Click
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
Available at the Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch at 4000 W Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76016.
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.