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Special Services & Web Page Accessibility Statement

Kanawha County Public Library (KCPL) seeks to make its services, facilities, web pages and programs as accessible as possible to the public, including those who have disabilities.

To assist the Library in addressing concerns about accessibility, please contact:

Facilities and Security Manager and ADA Coordinator
123 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
304-343-4646 ext. 244
facilities@kanawhalibrary.org

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Special Services Information

The Kanawha County Public Library system makes every effort to accommodate all its patrons. We offer a range of services and adaptive equipment for people with special needs who are blind and visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, or special needs.

The Library fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides accommodations on request for physical access, communication or other needs that ensure our services, activities and employment are available to people with disabilities.

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Library Resources and Materials:

KCPL provides library resources in a variety of formats for patrons with disabilities. Library users who are deaf or hearing impaired may access library services and information by telephone through the WV Relay Service.

Materials and Collection:

  • Large print collection provides fiction and nonfiction titles
  • Audio books on CD, cassette, and Playaways

Other resources:
West Virginia Talking Books and Web-Braille services available through the West Virginia Library Commission Special Services at (304) 558-4061, or in-state toll free - (800) 642-8674 or (800) 642-9021 extension 9

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Online:

  • Website that meets ADA criteria for accessibility
  • Ask a Librarian Reference Service
  • Online access to your patron account information, reserves, and catalog
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In-Library:

  • ADA-compliant facilities at most locations; renovations in progress
  • Low Vision Telesensory Chroma CCD machine and large magnifier available at the Main Library.
  • Staff available to assist on request
  • Assisted listening devices will soon be available on request.
  • Accessible library programs and sign language interpreters on request with advance notification to the KCPL ADA Coordinator.
  • Accessible computer workstations at all locations.
  • Accessible meeting space for small groups at all facilities except Elk Valley, Glasgow and Marmet.
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Homebound Service:

If you are a resident of Kanawha County and are unable to regularly visit a branch due to age, disability or an illness that keeps you at home for at least six months, KCPL can arrange for the delivery of Library items. For more information, contact the Popular Materials Department at 304- 343-4646.

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Bookmobile Service:

The KCPL Bookmobile offers one-on-one service on request at the bookmobile's regularly scheduled stops. Call the Bookmobile for more information at 304-949-2400, or check the Bookmobiles schedule online.

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ADA Coordinator:

The ADA Coordinator is available to assist with requests and information as needed. Contact Linda Miller at 1-304-343-4646 ext 244.

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