ADA Accessibility

ADA Policy 

  • Public service desk staff are ready to assist patrons with retrieval of materials.
  • Requests for accommodation at a public program must be received at least seven days prior to an event.
  • Any individual with a concern or complaint regarding the Mount Prospect Public Library’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act is requested to complete the complaint form, which is available at the Registration Desk.

Transport (Wheel) Chair


Two chairs are available: at the Circulation Desk on the First Floor and near the Reference Desk on the Second Floor.

Walkers with baskets


We have two Walkers located at the Circulation Desk.

Listening Assistance Device


The hearing assistance receiver is provided for people with some hearing loss. It is tuned to an FM signal which is connected to the Library’s sound system. Users need to provide their own earbuds or headphones which utilize a standard phono plug.

SmartView Synergy SI


Whether you’re dealing with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or any other low vision eye condition, the SmartView Synergy SI helps you see the world better.This desk-top magnifier enlarges text, objects and actions, delivering superior image quality with true, vivid colors. It is located in the Genealogy area.

Zoomax Snow 7” Magnifier

Zoomax Snow 7” Magnifier

With a large screen, 5 contrast colors and high-definition images, this easy-to-use magnifier can be found at the Reference Desk.

ZoomText Magnifier/Reader

zoomtext screenshot

The ZoomText Magnifier/Reader program can enlarge and enhance computer screens, automatically speak each word typed, read documents, web pages, and email out loud, and more. Available in the Genealogy room.

Pebble HD Magnifier


This magnifier features high-definition clarity and multiple use settings. Ask for it at the Reference Desk.

NVDA Screen Reader / Windows 8 Magnifier

NV Access Screen Reader

The NVDA Screen Reader is available on enets 201-208, and Windows Magnifier is available on all enets. NVDA software will read the text on the screen and Windows Magnifier will allow users to enlarge the normal windows screen or zoom into a particular portion of the screen. Neither the NVDA Screen Reader or the Windows Magnifier software are enabled by default. If you wish to use one of these products, there is a shortcut on the computer’s desktop. Or, ask a staff member for help.

Library Website (


Designed to the latest standards (HTML5 & CSS 3) so it is easy to use with screen readers, and other options to comply with the Federal Section 508 accessibility standards for websites.



The elevators lead to the parking garage, the first and the second floors of the Library.

Handicapped Parking

handicapped parking sign

Is available underneath the Library.