Accessibility and Special Needs

What physical accommodations exist for persons with physical limitations?

  • Handicapped-accessible parking
  • Ramp entrances
  • Power doors
  • Elevators
  • Accessible aisles and routes inside the buildings
  • Adjustable or low workstations
  • Large monitors
  • Accessible restrooms and water fountains 
  • Low service desks

Are library programs accessible?

  • Upon two weeks' notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities.

What library materials are available for persons with disabilities?

    What special services exist for patrons who are confined at home because of illness,
    physical disability or advanced age?

  • Telephone service, 314-994-3300
  • Service for the homebound provides home delivery of materials
  • Applications for Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to expedite service from the Missouri State Library.
    Wolfner provides free library service to anyone in the state of Missouri who is unable to use standard print materials due to a physical disability. The collection contains over 374,000 volumes in non-print formats, including fiction and non-fiction subjects, as well as magazines, for all ages. The library loans playback machines to those using the recorded materials. 1-800-392-2614 or
  • Newsline--the National Federation for the Blind (NFB) has created a system for transmitting the information in newspapers to blind and visually handicapped persons. Offered by the Missouri Secretary of State's office, Newsline carries information from selected daily newspapers by telephone. St. Louis County Library is one of three selected service centers in Missouri, allowing for free service in the St. Louis calling area. For more details and an application, please call the Wolfner Library at 1-800-392-2614.

Please call 314-994-3300 for specific information regarding individual branches.


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