Access Services

The Access Services department is located at:

125 Olde Greenwich Dr., Suite 155
Fredericksburg, Va. 22408

540-372-1144 ext. 7054
Toll-free: 1-800-628-4807
Fax: 540-834-0767

Beth Solka, Access Services Supervisor, beth.solka@crrl.org

Open by appointment



Talking Book Services

Individuals and institutions who serve individuals who are unable to read or use standard print materials due to temporary or permanent visual, physical, or reading disability may be eligible for Talking Book Service.


Sightlines

Sign up for our monthly email newsletter, Sightlines, for Access Services and Talking Books news. Talking Books customers may also receive the newsletter as an audio cartridge.



For Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hearing Impaired

A videophone, provided by the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is available for individuals who use sign language to make outgoing calls on.

If you need a sign language interpreter or cued speech transliterator for a program, please contact the library two weeks in advance so that arrangements can be made.

For more information, please see the Accessibility page.



For Individuals Who are Blind or Vision Impaired

JAWS is a screen reading software that allows blind individuals to use a computer with a set of headphones.  To schedule time on the computer, call the Access Services Department at 540-372-1144, ext. 7054.

Kurzweil is a reading machine that allows text to be read out loud through headphones.  

Braille materials are available to order through the BARD program.  

If you need a document Brailled, please contact Access Services at 540-372-1144, ext. 7054 or talking-books@crrl.org, to arrange for printing two weeks in advance of your deadline.

For materials and other information, please see the Accessibility Page.



For Those Who Can't Come to the Library Building

The library’s website provides a rich array of resources, including eBooks, eAudios, eMagazines, streaming videos, and databases that provide research and educational information on an array of topics, including current events, finance, health, legal documents, and business.

Books-by-Mail

Home delivery by mail is available for individuals who cannot get to the library due to permanent or temporary physical disabilities and have no options for picking up or returning materials. Requested titles are checked out for one month and mailed directly to your home. You are responsible for returning the item to the library, including any necessary return postage. To register, call the Access Services Department, 540-372-1144, ext. 7054.

Library on the Go

Lobby Stops is a service provided to area senior apartments where staff bring specially selected and requested materials to residents on a bi-weekly schedule.  In addition, curated book deposits are delivered to area rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities twice a month.



Accessibility in Our Branches

Details on accessibility and available equipment in the library buildings.

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