Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

The Avon Free Library is committed to providing inclusive and equitable access to library resources, programs, and services.  We offer a wide range of accommodations to meet the needs of our diverse community.  

Physical Space

It is important to ensure that our building is physically accessible to all members of the community.  Our historic building is over 100 years old and provides architectural challenges that our current and future renovation projects hope to overcome. 

  • The front entrance and yard renovation that is currently underway will provide an ADA compliant ramp and book drop. 
  • The lower level, which houses the children’s library and meeting rooms, is accessible through the back entrance, with a parking lot off of South Ave/Fisk Street.
  • Gender-inclusive, accessible bathrooms are located on the lower and upper levels.

Assistive Equipment

  • RUBY 10
    Video magnifier, please ask at the circulation desk

Library Materials

  • Large print books
    Large print books are available on the main floor of the library, near the front doors.
  • Books on CD
    Books on CD with accompanying book are located in the children’s library on the lower level.
  • Audio books
    You can browse a large selection of audiobooks here https://owwl.overdrive.com 
  • e-Books on Libby
    The Libby App provides an inclusive reading experience with features such as screen reader support, keyboard navigation, multilingual options, adjustable playback speeds, adjustable text size, dark mode and zoom feature. Learn more about these features at Libby Life.
  • VOX books
    VOX books are children’s picture books which are paired with an audio device that reads the story aloud.  These books are available for circulation through OWWL – simply place a hold on the books through the OWWL catalog and pick them up at the Avon Free Library when the book is in. Browse this special collection and place holds here: VOX Books

In-Home Library Services

  • Books by Mail
    Books by Mail is available to any resident of Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties who is unable to access an OWWL library due to disability, long-term or chronic illness, lack of transportation, or other difficulty.  Books by Mail – OWWL
  • Books to Go
    Books to Go provides bulk lending to agencies serving or housing older adults such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior apartments in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston counties.  Learn more about the program and how to become a partner Books to Go – OWWL

Other Resources

Talking Book and Braille Library
The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library is a free library service for eligible residents of upstate New York who are unable to use standard print material due to a visual, physical, or reading disability.  Talking Book and Braille Library: NYS Library (nysed.gov)