Accessibility

Have one of our friendly staff help you select library material for pickup or special delivery

Bookmobile Service
Home Library Service
Senior Discount
Braille and Talking Book Library
Books Aloud, Inc.
Additional Online Services
 

Multimedia at the Bookmobile

BOOKMOBILE SERVICE

The Santa Clara County Library District Bookmobile is a library on wheels with:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Compact disks
  • DVDs
  • Large-print books
  • Talking Books
  • Console Games

The Bookmobile regularly visits designated sites within Santa Clara County.

  • Check the current schedule for stop locations and times, or pick up a copy at your local Community Library.
  • Bookmobile materials are checked out for a period of two weeks and may be returned to the Bookmobile or any of the libraries in the Santa Clara County Library District.

If you have any questions, comments, or requests, call the Bookmobile office at (408) 293-2326 ext. 3060.


HOME LIBRARY SERVICE

Santa Clara County Library District offers free delivery of library services to the homebound residing in our service area. A wide variety of library materials, including

  • Books
  • Videos
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Talking books
  • Large-print materials

may be selected for a patron.

To apply for this service:

  • Contact the reference desk of the Community Library in your area.
  • Our staff will prepare a profile of the type of library materials of interest to the homebound person.
  • A library staff member or volunteer will deliver the materials, or they will be mailed with return postage provided.
  • Since a limited number of materials may be mailed, the patron may prefer to send someone to pick up materials our staff has selected.

SENIOR DISCOUNT

Patrons age 65 and older may request exemption from fines.


BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY

Borrowers with visual or other disabilities may be eligible to borrow recorded and Braille books and devices from the Braille and Talking Book Library, a branch of the California State Library. You may find out more by calling (toll-free) 1 (800) 952-5666 or by visiting the reference desk of your local Community Library.


BOOKS ALOUD, INC.

Books Aloud, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization which records books on cassette tape for free loan to the blind and disabled. Recordings can be mailed directly to the home of eligible readers, or may be sent to your local library within Santa Clara County. Call (408) 808-2613 or contact the reference desk at your Community Library for more information.

Additional Online Services

NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

Through a national network of cooperating libraries, the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped administers a free library program of Braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States as well as eligible U.S. citizens living abroad.