Support for People with Visual Impairment

Visual Impairment ServicesMany of us need a bit of extra help to continue reading or enjoy services because of visual impairment.

There are a number of ways in which libraries in North Lanarkshire provide that bit of extra help to customers and the majority of these services are free.

  • We provide talking books in a range of formats including cassette, compact disc and MP3
  • A wide range of large print books are available including fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Guide plates are available to help you sign our forms
  • Sensory toys can be borrowed by children who access our children’s mobile library
  • All of our public access PCs have accessibility features as standard to enable easy use of the internet and other programs. If you require help using these features please contact our Digital Learning team on
  • If you can’t come to a library due to illness or disability, then we can deliver books to you at home through our Home Delivery Service.
  • Our BorrowBox eBook and eAudiobook app will let you adjust font types and sizes and change the colour of your back screen.

We can also help if you are interested in setting up a book group for visually impaired people or if you have a group who would like to come and use the library for their meetings.