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Large Print Books

Large print titles are available from all Hillsborough County public libraries.

Books by Mail

Book selection and home delivery are available.

Bookmobile Services

The Bookmobile provides library services to residents who may not be able to visit a library branch. Customers may place holds, check out and return items, and more.

Braille and Talking Book Library

The Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library in Daytona Beach provides information and reading materials in Braille and recorded audio format to Florida residents who are unable to use standard print as the result of visual, physical, or reading disabilities.

Assistive Technology Available

JAWS Open Book Dragon Speak ZoomText Keys-U-See TOPAZ VideoEye
Bloomingdale Regional Public Library JAWS: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See:
Brandon Regional Library JAWS: Open Book: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See:
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library JAWS: Open Book: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See: TOPAZ: VideoEye:
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library JAWS: Open Book: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See: VideoEye:
John F. Germany Public Library JAWS: Open Book: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See: VideoEye:
Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library JAWS: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See: TOPAZ:
New Tampa Regional Library JAWS: Open Book: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See:
North Tampa Branch Library JAWS: Open Book: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See: TOPAZ:
Seffner-Mango Branch Library JAWS: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See: TOPAZ:
SouthShore Regional Library JAWS: Open Book: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See:
Town 'N Country Regional Public Library JAWS: Open Book: Dragon Speak: ZoomText: Keys-U-See: TOPAZ:

The Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library has a Hearing Loop in the Ada T. Payne Community Room.

About

  • JAWS is screen reader and navigation software compatible with Microsoft Office and web browsers.
  • Open Book scans, enlarges, and converts text to speech.
  • Dragon Speak reads aloud what is on the computer.
  • ZoomText enlarges print on the computer screen.
  • Keys-U-See keyboards have large print for the visually impaired.
  • A Hearing Loop is connected to a sound system and transmits sound to telecoil-equipped hearing aids.
  • TOPAZ is a desktop magnifier for printed materials.
  • SARA scans, enlarges and converts text to speech.
  • VideoEye is used to enlarge printed text to make reading easier.

Other Assistive Equipment at the SouthShore Regional Library

  • The OttLight Illuminator illuminates large text.
  • Fresnel Lenses magnify printed text or objects and are larger than regular magnifying glasses.
  • For non-ambulatory customers, an Amiga Motorized Cart provides access to the Library's collection.

Other Services

Sign Language Interpreter

Available at any library program with a two-week notice. Contact your local library to schedule.