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.
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 apply for this service must complete a borrower registration form. The homebound library card is kept on file at the Library and is for use in the Bethel Public Library only. Please see the following documents for additional information. Documents are available in accessible HTML format, and printable PDF format.
- Home Delivery of Library Materials Policy
- Home Delivery of Library Materials Code of Conduct
- Home Delivery Service Application
- Volunteer to Deliver Library Materials to Homebound Patrons
A Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) is a teleprinter – an electronic device for text communication over a telephone line, that is designed for use by persons with hearing or speech difficulties. The Bethel Public Library TDD number is 1-203-794-8172.
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 first floor of the Library, next to the Circulation Desk.
Books on CD, Books on Tape, 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 is available at the Reference Desk. Please, ask Reference Librarian for assistance.
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.