The library building may be closed, but the virtual library is open.

Our librarians are available to answer your questions by telephone, email or chat Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10am - 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday 12pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, and Sundays 12pm - 4pm. Click here for more information or call 732-390-6767.

Curbside Pickup is available 7 days a week. Please call 732-390-6888 to make an appointment.

Please return library materials at our outdoor book drops which are open 7 days a week. Returned items are quarantined for 7 days and will remain checked out to your library card until the quarantine period is complete. Please call 732-390-6888 for instructions on returning lendable kits.

 

ADA Accommodations

East Brunswick Public Library is committed to making its facilities, services, and programs accessible to all people, including those with disabilities.

 

The following is a listing of accommodations that are available to help people utilize the library. If you have questions about physical access, need materials in alternate format, or have other questions, please contact the East Brunswick Public Library Information Desk by calling 732-390-6767.

 

Accommodations for People with Low Vision

Magnifying Glass

  • Available at the Information Desk

 

EZSee (Large Print Keyboards)

  • In the computer lab: Computers #LAB 1-7 
  • At the adult public computers: Computer #PC 12 

 

LEAP

The library participates in the LEAP (Library Equal Access Program) sponsored by the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. These are free iPad and computer classes given in the East Brunswick Public Library that teach the built-in features of your iPad, such as Zoom and Voice Over (Apple’s built in screen reader), and special computer software to help you see and hear. NJ residents 55 years and older with a change in vision can participate. Call the New Jersey State Library at:

1-800-792-8322 ext. 802.

 

Text Magnifier: Merlin HD Ultra from Enhanced Vision

Merlin ultra’s Full HD camera technology produces high contrast images. Easily read books, newspapers, and magazines, read and write letters,  view color photos, and even do crossword puzzles.

  • Located behind the Information Desk by the Teen Space

 

ZoomText 2018

ZoomText Magnifier/Reader is a fully integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision users. Magnifier/Reader enlarges and enhances everything on your computer screen, echoes your typing and essential program activity, and automatically reads documents, web pages, email.

  • In the computer lab: Computers #LAB 1-7 
  • At the adult public computers: Computer #PC 12 

 

Accommodations for People who are Blind

BARD – Braille and Reading Download

The library participates in BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), a federally-funded program of The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The program allows participants to listen to thousands of talking books and magazines across a wide range of interests using a free talking book machine that they keep at home.

Our librarians will download any book or magazine of your choosing onto a USB thumb drive that will be mailed to you to insert into the talking book player. Users must qualify for the service. BARD serves people of all ages who have difficulty reading standard print, holding a book, or turning pages because of a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a vision impairment.

To join BARD, please submit a health request at:

https://www.justforthehealthofit.org/ask-a-librarian

and a librarian will get back to you in 3-7 business days.

 

Accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Library Events

Assistive Listening Device: Sound Choice SC Infrared Audio System

Our ALD system is designed to receive a frequency modulation of 2.3 MHz. The stethoscope-style receiver is worn under the chin and includes an ADA compliant 3.5 mm mono audio output for hearing aid accessories.

  • Three headsets are available for use in Library Meeting Rooms 

Request at least 3 days in advance at the Information Desk or by calling 732-390-6767.