FAIR (Facilitating Access to Information Resources) @ YOUR LIBRARY
Helping people with disabling conditions to access library resources fully, easily, and independently
To use FAIR equipment, CHECK below to see what is available in each library branch. CALL the location indicated to reserve the equipment in advance or to arrange a time for basic training.
Low Vision or Vision Loss
Hearing Loss or Deafness
Assistive technology products and software have been purchased with a grant from the Institute Of Museum and Library Services*, administered by the Connecticut State Library.
All three library buildings, including meeting rooms, are completely wheelchair accessible; elevators service all floors and handicapped parking spaces are available near entrances. Certified service animals, under the direct control of their trainers or owners, are welcome in all library locations.
*IMLS an independent federal agency that grows and sustains a "Nation of Learners" because lifelong learning is critical to success.
Volunteers deliver library materials free of charge to West Hartford residents who are temporarily or permanently confined to home because of illness, disability or advanced age. You can ask for specific materials or tell the volunteer what types of material you like and they will make selections for you.
West Hartford nursing home staff are encouraged to use a 2 month loan period to borrow material
for their residents, using their own library card.