Services-Special Needs


The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library is dedicated to providing equal access to its customers, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities. The library provides the following services to the public:

  • Talking Books Program , which " provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to...eligible blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped, and reading disabled (Richland County) residents."
  • Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction Books
  • Audio Books on CD, and MP3.
  • Descriptive and Closed-Captioned Movies
  • Golden Buckeye Card Applications
  • The Adult Services department of our Main Library features a Teletypewriter (TTY) Machine which allows hearing-impared customers to contact the library.
  • Our Ontario Branch features a MagniSight Explorer, a Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) which magnifies materials for vision-impaired customers.
  • Sign Language interpreters for programming available upon request.
  • Accessible Handicapped Parking
  • Accessible Entrances and Restrooms

For further questions regarding services to the disabled community, contact the Main Library.

Internet Resources for Hearing-Impaired Customers

Internet Resources for Visually-Impaired Customers


Internet Search Engines for the Blind or Physically Handicapped

Assistive/Adaptive Technology Resources


Community Resources

  • Independent Living Center of North Central Ohio. Telephone: (419) 526-6770.
  • Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. Telephone: (419) 747-3000.
  • The Rehab Center. Telephone: (419) 756-1133.
  • North Central Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center. Telephone:(419) 747-4808. Toll Free: (800) 424-7372 (Ohio Only.)
  • Dial-A-Ride. Telephone: (419) 522-4504 and (419) 522-3157.

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