Special Needs

Special Needs Services

The Library has accommodations for residents with special needs, including…



Adaptive Workstations  at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library and the Cordova, Whitehaven, and Hollywood branch libraries.  Equipment includes:

  • Adjustable computer desks
  • ZoomText Magnifier/Reader software
  • Computers with 20-inch monitor, SmartCat touchpad, large trackball mouse, headphones and either a compact, large print/Braille, or large key keyboard.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer software for convenient access to the web and easy text size and contrast adjustment.


Low tech equipment is available at many of our 19 locations. Equipment includes:

  • Assorted magnifiers
  • Lap desks
  • Hands free bookstands


Tennessee State Library Services:

Memphis Public Library Services

  • WYPL (FM Radio 89.3) provides continual radio reading services and special programming for the visually impaired.
  • TTY line available at 415-2701.