Services for Persons with Disabilities

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SCLSNJ is committed to meeting the needs of all library users.  This includes making our collections, public programs, and services accessible to those of differing abilities.  

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to attempt to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy its programs, services, and activities. If you have a disability and are in need of an accommodation, contact the branch manager at the library branch where the program or service is provided no later than two weeks prior to the event.

All SCLSNJ branches allow service animals to accompany patrons into the building to partake of our full range of services, including programs.



Inclusive Library Programs

While SCLSNJ programs are opened to patrons of all abilities, we also offer special programs geared towards persons with disabilities.

Accessibility Tools

Assistive Services

  • Large print books, (to see what’s new)
  • Audiobooks (to see what’s new)
  • Playaways
  • Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks through Overdrive.  Accessibility features include:
    • the ability to enable a dyslexic font
    • the ability to increase the contrast
    • the ability to increase the font size
  • PressReader – 1,000s of newspapers and magazines may be read to you by selecting the “Listen” mode
  • Catalog assistance — online,  by telephone, or text at Text an SCLSNJ Librarian: 908-264-2777
  • Home delivery of materials (coming in Spring 2021)

Adaptive Technologies



New Jersey Resources

The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities
Disability Rights New Jersey
New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus
The Talking Book & Braille Center


Somerset County Resources

Somerset County Office On Aging and Disability Services
Somerset County Therapeutic Recreation Department