Accessibility at the Library

Accessibility at the Library

Accessibility Features at Our Branches

All branches have accessible parking spaces, ramps, and restrooms. Other accessible features available at many locations include drive-up book drops, wheelchair-accessible doors, plus walkers or wheelchairs available upon request.

There are no interior stairs at the branches except the Fredericksburg Branch, which has elevator access to all floors.

All branches have accessible return boxes, with the Howell Branch also having a drive thru drop off.

See below for detailed accessibility information for each branch.

Specific Accessibility Features by Branch

  • Porter*, Salem Church, Howell, Fried, Cooper, Montross, Newton, & Ideaspace - Main front entrance is curb accessible.
  • Towne Centre Branch - Mall entrances are all of which are curb accessible.
  • Snow Branch - Main entrance can be accessed by a winding ramp up to the main entrance, located next to the front stairs. The ramp is curb accessible.
  • Fredericksburg Branch - The atrium entrance located to the left of the front door on Caroline Street is curbside accessible, with an elevator to take you to higher floors stairs.
*Porter Branch has curbside accessible entrances in the front and back.

Accessibility Features of Materials

Closed Captioned videos: these DVDs feature dialogue and usually non-speech print descriptions for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Descriptive videos: These DVDs of television series, television movies, documentaries, and feature films offer the option of describing the action of the movie as well as letting the dialogue come through so that people with visual impairments can enjoy the film. The DVD cases are designated with an AD sticker (audio descriptive).

Large Print: print books with increased font size for the visually impaired.

For more information, see the Access Services page.

Closed captioning sign

Accessibility Features of Online Resources

eBooks, opens a new window allow the reader to change the background color, increase text size, change line spacing, and choose the font (letter style) - including OpenDyslexic, opens a new window.

Kanopy, opens a new window streaming video offers feature films, independent films, and documentaries and can be accessed via the Kanopy app, online, or a smart TV with closed captioning.
Kanopy Kids, opens a new window offers children's movies, documentaries, and read-along books.

LinkedIn Learning, opens a new window offers online video courses led by certified instructors. It offers closed captioning, and the full transcript appears under each video. Videos can be downloaded for later offline viewing.


OverDrive eMagazines, opens a new window feature the most popular magazines in downloadable format and will automatically send the newest issue to your device. Pages can be zoomed to enlarge text.


Online research resources, opens a new window often have built-in accessibility features including language translation, closed-captioned videos, and text-to-speech articles.

Getting to Our Branches

Many CRRL branches can also be reached by the FREDericksburg Regional Transit buses, which are equipped with wheelchair lifts and safety securement equipment.

Passengers may arrange for service by FRED by calling 540-372-1122 at least 24 hours in advance of their desired pick-up time.

FRED will deviate to make such pick-ups if they are within 3/4 mile and two minutes off-route, and it is safe to do so.

For Westmoreland County: check out Colonial Beach Transit and Trolley (CBTT) or call at 540-224-0175.

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