We offer our customers the best in accessible equipment, help with using their library and so much more...
British Sign Language (BSL) and Hearing loops
Please note this service may not be available at all times of the day.
Computer facilities for the disabled & visually impaired
Microsoft software for visually impaired people is installed on the Public Network computers at all of our libraries (except the mobile). Computer training courses held in libraries are able to take students with disabilities.
Large Keyboards are available at Bath Central Library.
Black & yellow keyboards are available at Bath Central Library. If needed elsewhere, please give us a few days notice of your request.
Track balls are available at Bath Central Library, Keynsham Library, Midsomer Norton Library, Paulton Library and Radstock Library. If needed elsewhere, please give us a few days notice of your request.
Bath Central Library has a colour CCTV magnifier which enables books and documents to be considerably enlarged, to be read on screen. The library also has a task light which makes it easier to see what is being studied.
Disabled access & building facilities
Disabled access dogs are welcome in all of our libraries, including the mobile.
Bath Central Library: a lift is available to the 1st floor next to the library entrance. Automatic doors are installed on both entrances to the library. A disabled toilet is also available - please ask staff for a RADAR key.
Moorland Road Library: a small ramp at the entrance and staff can assist with opening doors.
Weston Library: a portable ramp is available - please ring the bell for staff to assist.
Keynsham Library: level access and automatic doors - a lift is available to the 1st floor. A disabled toilet is also available - please ask staff for a RADAR key.
Saltford Library: ramp access and automatic doors. A disabled toilet is also available - please ask staff for a RADAR key.
Midsomer Norton Library: level access and automatic doors. A disabled toilet is also available - please ask staff for a RADAR key.
Paulton Library: level access (automatic doors).
Radstock Library: level access with ramp leading up to the automatic doors.
Mobile Library: our vehicle has an access lift - please ask the driver for assistance.
The Home Library Service
The Home Library Service is run by volunteers on behalf of the library and is available for most locations. The team is on hand to select a range of books and other items for you, and deliver them direct to your door. Find out more if you're interested in using the service, or becoming a volunteer yourself .
We provide a delivery service to many residential homes. Contact us for more information on this. The Mobile Library also visits stops nearby some residential homes. Visit the Mobile Library Routes page for more information.
Specialist items available to borrow
Large Print books, Audiobooks on CD or Cassette, Playaways, Music CDs, DVDs and reminiscence packs are available or reservable from all locations. Most items are also free to either visually impaired or disabled customers - see Library Charges and Loan periods for more information.
E-Books & E-Audiobooks
Downloadable e-books and e-audio books are free to library members. Please see E-Books and E-Audiobooks section for more information.