The Wilmington Memorial Library is committed to making the library accessible to all users. Please inform library staff at access@wilmlibrary.org if you encounter any accessibility issues and notify us of any accommodations or auxiliary aids you need to in order to use the library or its resources.

Outside Areas and Building Access

  • The library building is street level. Two handicapped parking spaces are located next to the building close to the handicapped entrance with a power assist door.
  • A handicapped parking space is located next to the Peggy Kane Reading Garden which has a wheelchair-accessible picnic table.
  • An outside drive-up book return is available 24/7.
  • The accessible restroom is located on the second floor of the library. The second floor is available via elevator.
  • Accessible work stations are available on the first floor.

Adaptive or Assistive Equipment

  • On our public computers, the Chrome browser has the Live Caption setting turned on, which automatically transcribes most audio and video content.
  • Also, our public computers have a shortcut to the Windows Magnifier app on the taskbar.
  • Earbuds are available at the circulation desk.

Services

  • Library staff is always available to assist with retrieving items on shelves or with getting accounts set up on the library’s digital services.If you don’t see your favorite author, ask at the desk. We can either place a hold if books you’re looking for are checked out, or look into ordering them.
  • The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library operate a Homebound Delivery service. Any Wilmington resident temporarily or permanently unable to leave their home due to an illness or disability is eligible. To apply for the service, fill out the application form.
  • Audiobooks (on CD) – WML has over 1100 audiobooks located on the first floor of the library.
  • eBooks (preloaded Kindles) – You can take advantage of that device’s ability to enlarge the text. Here are device-specific instructions on how.
  • OverDrive/Libby – (eBooks and eAudiobooks) and Hoopla (eBooks and eAudiobooks).
  • Large Print Books – WML has over 1300 large print titles located on the first floor of the library.
  • A Talking Book player is available in our Library of Things. If you enjoy this medium, library staff can help you sign up for a player of your own with the Perkins School for the Blind.

Program Accommodations

If you need a sign language interpreter or other accommodation to attend a library program, please contact the library at access@wilmlibrary.org at least two weeks before the date of the program.

Wilmington Commission on Disabilities

The goal of the WCOD is to allow for the full and equal participation by people with disabilities in all activities. Read more about it to see if you want to get involved.

Accessibility of This Website

  • There is a jump link to skip the navigation menu and go directly to the page’s content
  • Pages use headings to logically group content
  • Images have alt tags
  • The colors meet ADA contrast-ratio guidelines

Questions about accessibility? Request for accommodations? Email access@wilmlibrary.org or call 978-658-2967.

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