Library Accessibility

Building Access

  • The Main Library has two handicapped accessible parking spaces on the Katharine Lee Bates side of the building. There is a larger handicapped accessible parking space for vans in the library parking lot off Shore Street Extension.  The Katharine Lee Bates entrance is at street level, and has automatic doors. A ramp provides access to the Main Street entrance; it also has automatic doors.
  • All areas of the Main Library are accessible by wheelchair, including the meeting rooms. The building has an elevator for movement between floors.

For People with Limited Vision

  • We have an extensive collection of audiobooks on CD and provide access to audiobooks digitally via the Libby and Hoopla services.
  • The Main Library has an Large Print Collection including fiction and nonfiction, and we receive Reader’s Digest and the New York Times in large print editions.
  • The Main Library has an Optelec magnifier available in the Reference area and keeps a magnifying glass at the Reference Desk for public use.
  • We are familiar with the services of the Perkins Library and can assist you in signing up for their free services, including home delivery of audio books, if you are qualified.

For People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Most DVDs in our collection have subtitles or a closed captioning track.
  • The Hermann Meeting Room in the Main Library has assistive listening equipment from Listen Technologies available for use in meetings. The room also has a sound system and provides microphones for meeting use.
  • With advance notice and upon request, we will arrange sign interpreters or CART transcription (as needed) for events.

Assistive Technology at CLAMS Libraries

Homebound Delivery

  • The Falmouth Public Library will deliver library materials to residents of Falmouth who are unable to travel to the library due to illness or physical disability. See our Homebound Delivery page for more information.