Accessibility at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh seeks to provide meaningful, intuitive experiences to all community members through welcoming, accessible spaces, materials in a variety of formats that are easy to discover and use, high-quality programming and technologies designed to meet customer needs.

Most Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations are fully accessible, open and inclusive and offer assistive technology. The Library continues to improve its facilities to ensure that its locations are fully accessible to all. If you would like to attend a program or event at any of our locations and need accommodation please call 412.687.8981 or email lbph@carnegielibrary.org.

Building Accessibility

Visit Locations and Hours to find building accessibility information and contact information for any of our libraries.

Assistive Technology, Materials & Services

All Library locations feature Microsoft’s Ease of Access Center on each public PC. In addition to offering screen magnification or narration, the Ease of Access Center also enables users to set screen contrasts and make adjustments to the keyboard and mouse settings in order to make them easier to use. Furthermore, all public PCs in the Library come equipped with JAWS and MAGic software.

At the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) CCTVs are available for public use, as is Kurzweil software with a scanner. In addition, LBPH makes available for in-house use refreshable braille displays, iPads with accessible features and apps, tactile maps and braille and tactile games.

The Library offers assistive devices, library materials in alternative formats and assistance for programs. For information about accessibility at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations please call 412.687.8981.

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Pennsylvania residents who are unable to read standard sized newsprint, unable to hold a book or turn pages, or who have a physically-based reading disability may be eligible for services through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH). Please call 1.800.242.0586.

American Sign Language (ASL)

ASL interpreters are available upon request. To make your request, please contact the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location hosting the event you wish to attend. We ask that you notify us at least one week in advance. Anyone requesting an ASL interpreter will also receive priority seating at the event.

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