Accessibility Services

SuperNova Magnifier and Speech Software

This software is installed on one of Library computers. It enlarges text and images while keeping them crystal clear and easy to read. It allows to enhance contrast with a color scheme and highlights that suit visually disabled patrons. Speech recognition feature allows users to listen to web pages, apps, documents, emails, scanned documents, and more.

Homebound Service

A homebound library card will be issued free of charge to any Bethel resident who meets the eligibility requirements to receive homebound delivery service. Those wishing to receive this service must complete an application, and a borrower registration form. Please visit our Homebound Service page for more information and to apply for the service.

Large Print Books

Large print books collection with large type and increased spacing between lines to make the print easier to read. Collection is conveniently located on the second floor of the Library, next to the Reference Desk.

Audio Collection

Books on CD, Music CDs, as well as downloadable audio books are available for borrowing. All audio materials are located on the first floor of the Library. You may access downloadable audio and e-books by clicking here.

Magnifying Glass

Magnifying glass is available at the Reference Desk. Please, ask Reference Librarian for assistance.

Staff Help

If you have difficulty bending or reaching for materials, Library Staff will gladly assist you in the Library.

Additional Resources – Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The Connecticut State Library provides free mail loan of recorded and Braille books and magazines and necessary playback equipment to eligible state residents unable to read conventional print because of a disability. Applications are available in English and Spanish by clicking here.