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Library Accessibility

All are welcome at the Fayetteville Public Library!

We are committed to providing a welcoming environment with accessible information, programs and services to empower all members of our community. Please note that our efforts to make our programs, website and building more accessible are ongoing. Can't make it to the library? See our livestream events calendar.

If you have any accessibility concerns, need assistance or program accommodations, please contact us.

Assisted Listening Devices 

Personal assistive listening receivers with headphones or inductive neck loops by Williams Sound are available for programs in our Event Center, Story Time Room, Art & Movement Room and Walker Community Room. Please contact 48 hours before the program to ensure access to a device.  

Patrons can also connect Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids using the WaveCast app from Willimas AV. Download the free app from the Apple App Store for iOS devices or Google Play Store for Android devices. Once the app is downloaded, join the Wi-fi network available in the space.

 Available on the App Store button   Get it on Google Play button

Computer Accessibility Stations 

The library has two computer accessibility stations, one located on Level 4 in the Reading Room and the other on Level 2 in the Grade School area. The stations include: 

+ 27” monitor and large print display  

+ Braille reader 

+ Eye tracking software 

+ Screen reader  


Magnifying glasses and full-page magnifier sheets are available at the Reference Desk on Level 4. Patrons can also find a Merlin LCD Desktop Electronic Magnifier available on Level 4 in the Genealogy section. A magnifying glass kit is also available at the Welcome Desk on Level 3.  

Calming & Focus Kits 

The Calming Kits are for young children and include a weighted stuffed animal, fidget toys, sound-canceling headphones, liquid timer and sensory toys to assist them in regulating emotions and having a successful trip to the library. These kits are for use in the library and are not available for checkout. Please ask for the kits at the Preschool Desk on Level 1.

The Focus Kit includes noise-blocking earmuffs, a weighted lap cover and a visual 60-minute timer. These kits are for use in the library and are not available for checkout. Available at the Welcome Desk on Level 3.

Lending Hands 

Residents who live within the city limits of Fayetteville, unable to come to the library due to age, health reasons, or mobility challenges may sign up for Lending Hands. As a program participant, you'll be paired with a library volunteer who will check out, deliver and return materials for you.

Learn more →

Holds & Curbside Pickup 

Place your materials on hold and set the pickup location as “Curbside.” You may also place holds by calling us at 479.856.7000. When you are notified that your hold is ready, park in the library’s loading zone on Mountain Street and call 479.856.7219 to let us know you are here. If it is raining, curbside pickup will be available in the parking garage.

Motorized Chairs & Wheelchair 

The library has two motorized chairs available at the Main entrance on Mountain Street, one on Level 2 near the elevator, and one at the South entrance on School Avenue. A wheelchair is available on a first come, first served basis at the Mountain Street entrance.

Shopping Carts 

Small shopping carts are available on a first come, first served basis on Level 3 in the Mountain Street Lobby near the Welcome Desk.

Fully Accessible Restrooms 

Fully wheelchair accessible restrooms are available throughout the library: 

+ Level 1 by the Event Center 

+ Level 3 by the Welcome Desk 

+ Level 4 by the Copy Center 

eBooks & eAudiobooks Accessibility Features

The library provides access to several platforms with electronic content that is customizable to your needs. Libby by OverDrive® is an app that delivers best-selling digital audiobooks and eBooks for checkout, download, and transfer to supported mobile devices with many accessibility features, including dyslexic font

See our full list of eContent → 

Service Animals 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are welcome in the building. According to the U.S. Department of Justice a service animal is defined as dogs that are individually trained to perform a task specifically related to a person’s disability. All service animals must follow the library’s Code of Conduct and must be on leash per Fayetteville ordinance 97.038

If the need for the service animal is not obvious, staff may ask if an animal is a pet or a service animal. Users of service animals are not required to show papers to prove a disability or certification of the service animal's status. Staff may not ask about the owner's disability.