The library welcomes and will make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures in an effort to equally serve persons with disabilities. Reasonable advanced notification is requested for scheduled programs. Service animals are welcome in all library facilities.


Audio Assistance

Assistive listening devices are available for library events at any location. Contact the ADA Coordinator no later than five weekdays in advance of your request.

An induction loop system is installed at the Hughes Main Library in the Meeting Rooms, Computer Training Lab, and the Circulation and Reference desks; and in the Meeting Rooms at the Greer and Five Forks Branches. This technology delivers amplified, high-quality sound directly to the listener's telecoil hearing aid.

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf. Available at Hughes Main Library.

Vision Assistance

Available at Hughes Main Library.

A simplified, menu-based operating system with magnification settings and a synthesized voice feature for screen reading. It sits over Windows to offer an easier and friendlier way to perform computer tasks such as email, internet browsing, word processing, document scanning and playing CDs. GUIDE is ideal for seniors and others with little experience using a computer or a fear of technology, as well as for visually impaired users.
A high definition screen magnification with optional screen reading for visually impaired users. It works within applications, email and the internet. ZOOMTEXT is a simple program for any user. (Also available at Anderson Road Branch).
A screen reading and screen magnification program, it uses a more complex system of keystroke commands along with the mouse to enable the visually impaired and blind to use applications, email and the internet.

A video magnifier, or closed-circuit television (CCTV), uses a video camera to display a magnified image on a monitor or television screen. Video magnifiers are used by people with visual impairments to help with reading and writing difficulties. Available at Hughes Main Library.

Full page magnifiers–excellent for reading the fine print in books maps and documents. Available at all branch locations.

Handheld video magnifiers are available for in-library use upon request with magnification up to 12x and five viewing modes: Full Color, Black on White, White on Black, Black on Yellow, Yellow on Black.

Easy to see in low light. Designed for those with visual impairments or learning to type. The high contrast white keys with black letters are standard size but the letters are large and easier to read. Keyboards are available upon request at all library locations.

These desktop magnifiers magnify and enhance any text or picture. Available at Hughes Main Library. Available for delivery from Hughes Main Library to any other Library System location by request. Email for more information.

There's more than one way to read a book. The South Carolina State Library's Talking Book Services provides informational and recreational reading materials in accessible formats. The program serves South Carolinians unable to use conventional print due to a physical disability. Learn more.

Homebound Services

The Greenville County Library System's Homebound Service helps Greenville County residents, who are otherwise unable, gain access to library materials. Recipients of the library's Homebound Service are adults who cannot provide their own transportation because of a disability and do not have a care provider to help check out library materials for them. For the safety of staff and patrons, pickup and drop-off of Library materials will be provided in a way that minimizes contact.

Homebound Services delivers to:

  • Greenville County residences
  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Retirement communities

Call 864-527-9252 for more information.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in all library facilities. Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animal, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition. The crime deterrent effects of an animal’s presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 28, Section 35.104).

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