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Accessible Services

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library is dedicated to providing equal access to its customers, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities.

We Provide the Following Services

  • Large Print fiction and nonfiction books
  • Audiobooks on CD, MP3, and through streaming apps available to library cardholders
  • Memory Kits are created specifically for people with dementia, memory loss, or cognitive impairment. Each kit is a themed collection of materials that help individuals to reminisce and create meaningful conversation. 
  • Descriptive and closed-captioned movies
  • Golden Buckeye Card 
  • Our Ontario and Plymouth branches feature a MagnaSight Explorer, a Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) which magnifies materials for vision-impaired customers. (Donated by the Ontario Lions Club)
  • The Bellville branch has an Enhanced Vision Merlin which features an LCD monitor and high contrast settings for viewing materials. (Donated by the Bellville Lions Club)
  • Sign Language interpreters for programming available upon request
  • Accessible handicapped parking
  • Accessible entrances and restrooms
  • 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.” Find out more here.
  • Customers who are unable to leave their homes due to physical limitations, and who have no means of obtaining Library materials through family members or friends, may be eligible for our Books by Mail program. Books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and other materials will be mailed every six weeks to those who qualify.  For information on Books By Mail call 419.522.3001.

Internet Search Engines for the Blind or Physically Handicapped

Community Resources

Independent Living Center of North Central Ohio
419.526.6770

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
419.774.3000

Catalyst Life Services-Deaf/Audiology Services
419.522.4357

North Central Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center 
Serving Ontario and Shelby School Districts:
419.747.4808

Dial-A-Ride/Richland County Transit
419.522.4504

Mid Ohio Educational Service Center
Serving Crestview, Lexington, Lucas, Mansfield City, Madison, and Plymouth/Shiloh School Districts: 419.774.5520

First Call 211
For information on local support groups and additional services not listed here: 419.522.4636 or dial 2-1-1 

Knox Educational Service Center
Serving Clear Fork Valley School District: 740.393.6767

All MRCPL locations will be closed on Sun. May. 26 and Mon. May. 27 for Memorial Day. First Call 211 services are available by dialing 2-1-1 24/7, 365 days per year.