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Adults Over 50

The Library offers a number of services for its members that are of special benefit to older citizens.

Programs

One of the best services we have to offer our seniors are all of the wonderful programs we provide year-round, including our Senior Socials. So we can be best prepared to assist with your needs, we ask individuals with disabilities who require accommodation for Library programs to contact the Library at (630) 627-0316 at least five days in advance.

Collection

Many of your favorite authors and topics are included in our Large Print, eBook and Audiobook collections. Enjoy audiobooks and readable books on your computer, digital music player, or audio-enabled device through the Library’s Overdrive and Axis 360 collection of digital books. We also offer Playaways and Books on CD, enabling members to listen to their choice of fiction and nonfiction books.

Homebound Service

Are you homebound and unable to get to the Library?

Lombard residents of any age confined to their home, either permanently or temporarily, may receive Homebound Delivery Services. Your Library card gives you complete access to books (new releases and old favorites), large print books, books on CD and DVDs. All materials are delivered to your door and picked up again when they are due, and volunteers can help you make selections. If you or someone you know could use this service please click here

Equipment

These devices are available for your use in the Library. Check with Adult Services regarding at-home use.

  • ZoomText Reader – Located in the Adult Quiet Reading Room, this tool helps read printed materials more clearly.
  • Oversized computer mouse
  • Lighted table-top or around-the-neck magnifier
  • Desktop magnifier
  • LED 3X lighted desk magnifier
  • Stylus for use with touch-screen devices
  • Looky Plus handheld electronic magnifier

Need one-on-one help?

Reserve a Librarian for a 1 hour instructional session. Bring your device, passwords and questions! Because of its popularity, this service is available for high school aged students and adults with Helen Plum Library cards. We can assist with accessing eBooks and digitial magazines, connecting to our Online Resources, or utilizing a Library service. Looking for iPhone or iPad help? Check the calendar for our weekly iPhone and iPad helpdesk.

Talking Book and Braille Service

Sponsored by the Illinois State Library, this resource offers playback equipment and talking books through the mail free of charge. Find out more about this low vision program by calling 1(800) 665-5576 Ext. 1 or by visiting their website.