Memorial Day Closure

HPL and HPL Express are closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. 

Accessibility

Hedberg Public Library provides services to customers of all abilities. We have services,  resources, and equipment that provide assistance to those who need it.

Services

Hedberg@Home Materials Delivery

We bring the library to your front door!

Resources

Large Type Books

The library has a collection of Large Type books which includes fiction, romances, westerns, science fiction, and mysteries. We also have a small collection of popular, high interest nonfiction materials in Large Type.

Described Videos

Feature films that have an additional voice over track that describes the action in each scene.

Equipment

Braille Collection

The Children's Department has a collection of books in Braille.

Magnifying Devices

The library owns several magnification devices to help enlarge the print found in books, magazines, newspapers, and other materials. Visit our Checkout Desk for assistance.

Aladdin Sunshine Magnifying Device

This closed circuit television (Aladdin Sunshine machine) allows magnified viewing of items such as photos, books, magazines, greeting cards, and three-dimensional items such as prescription bottles.

Simon Reader

The Simon Reader scans flat text that is not available on computer, such as a book, letter, or utility bill and reads it aloud to the user. Headphones must be used, which are available to borrow from the Checkout Desk.

Large Type Monitors

A small number of computers in our Tech Corridor offer larger screens with larger type.

VisiKey Keyboard

The Visikey Keyboard is easier to see because it uses lettering almost four times larger than a conventional keyboard. The high contrast of white on black lettering is also much easier to distinguish at a glance, reducing eye strain. The Visikey Keyboards are available at the Checkout Desk for use in the library.

TrackBall Computer Mouse

A TrackBall mouse is an upside down ergonomic mouse in which the user rotates the ball rather than the body of the mouse. The fingers are used to move the cursor around as opposed to using the wrist. The TrackBall mouse is available at the Checkout Desk for use in the library.

WindowEyes

WindowEyes software allows patrons to use headphones to listen as website content is read aloud. Six library computers offer WindowEyes software. These computers are located in the Information Services Department, the Woodruff Training Room, the Children's Department, and the Teen Central area.