Accessibility at the Library

Accessibility Features

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 an elevator accessible to all floors.

Please contact the branch if you have questions regarding specific features for that location.


Accessibility Materials

Closed Captioned videos: these DVDs feature dialogue and usually non-speech print descriptions for people who are Deaf or Hearing-Impaired.

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).

eBooks: eBooks allow the reader to increase the font size.

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

For more information, see the Access Services page.


Getting to Our Branches

FREDericksburg Regional Transit buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and safety securement equipment. FRED does not provide door-to-door Paratransit service but does operate a route deviation system. Passengers can arrange for curbside service by calling 540-372-1144 at least 24 hours in advance of the desired pick-up time. FRED will deviate from its regular route and schedule to make such pick-ups if they are not more than 3/4 mile and two minutes off-route and if it is safe to do so.

The Downtown Loop: serves Fredericksburg Branch on Caroline Street.

Route D2: serves the Howell Branch in Stafford County South Loop.

Route D4: serves the Porter Branch in the North Stafford Shopping Loop.

Route S1: serves the Salem Church Branch in Spotsylvania County.

Route S4: serves the Snow Branch in Spotsylvania County at the Marshall Center.

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

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