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Accessibility: Delivery Services

Contra Costa County Library provides access for people through technology solutions, free services, resource information, programs, and more.

Delivery Services

Books for the Homebound

All homebound patrons who are unable to go to a library on their own, regardless of their disability, will be matched with a volunteer who will deliver and pick up for return, books and audio books from the Library. In addition, through this program our staff can facilitate the delivery of Talking Books from the California State Library Braille and Talking Book Library to individuals who are home- or institution-bound, and residing within the Contra Costa County Library service area. We serve all homebound patrons, regardless of their disability, if they are unable to go to the library on their own, provided we have a volunteer available.

To register for this service, or for more information, please complete this form or contact us toll free at 800-984-4636. The “Books for the Homebound” service is provided free of charge.

Rossmoor Books-to-Go

This free service is provided to Contra Costa County Library cardholders living in Rossmoor by the Walnut Creek Library and Rossmoor community volunteers. Learn more about the service here; call or visit the Walnut Creek Library, or visit the Rossmoor Computer Club's office in Gateway.

 

BookshareOverDrive LEAP, the Library eBook Accessibility Program

This program offers a free membership with Bookshare to print-disabled patrons of OverDrive partner libraries. To get your accessible eBooks, go to the Library's Downloadable Media site and click on the box that says "accessible eBooks for the print-impaired."

If you have a disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read a printed book, you most likely will qualify for this free service. Qualified patrons can download up to 20 accessible eBooks each month for a full year at no charge! The catalog of accessible eBooks is currently more than 70,000 titles, including best sellers and new releases.


California State Library Braille and Talking Book Library

The Braille and Talking Book Library lends braille, cassette, and talking books, magazines and playback equipment to northern Californians unable to read conventional print. To use this service, you must register with the California State Library.  Download the application form from their website or visit any Contra Costa County Library location to obtain the application. Search the contents of their collection.