The Akron-Summit County Public Library and KultureCity have joined forces to make a visit to the library a great experience for all of our customers, including those with sensory-processing needs.
Sensory Bags (with noise-cancelling headphones, fidgets, and other resources) are available at our Main Library Security and Children’s Library desks, and at all circulation desks in our Branch Libraries.
Weighted lap pads are also available at those locations. (Sensory Bags and weighted lap pads are for use during your visit at the Library. We’ll ask to hold your library card or other form of ID while you are using these resources.)
Quiet Zones, typically low-traffic areas of the Library, are designated on all floors of Main Library and at all branch libraries.
A Social Story for each of our Library locations is available through the KultureCity app https://www.kulturecity.org/sensory-inclusive-app/.
Our trained staff is ready to make your experience at your sensory-inclusive Library a great one!
The Akron-Summit County Public library and its 17 branch locations provides a variety of accessible services for people with disabilities.
Large-print books and audiobooks can be reserved at our online library catalog or call the reference desk at any of our 18 branch locations to find out more. Audiobooks can also be downloaded from the Digital Media section of the library's website.
You may have difficulty in getting to the Library on a regular basis. Perhaps you are recuperating from an illness, are homebound, or caring for a family member who isn’t well and can’t get out. If you need us, we can offer you service by mail to you at your home.
Visit the LEDS page to learn more about this important service.
To make accommodations for an event or class, please contact the event branch location for more information on this service. To inquire about any of these assistive services, please ask any staff member to learn more.