Tools to Assist


For your convenience, rolling walkers are located on the first and second floors to aid users who may need assistance exploring the Library.

Assistive Technology

Document Magnifier (Enhanced Vision® Merlin Ultra®): This standalone full-color auto-focus video magnifier allows individuals with low vision to read, write, and view documents and more in color, black-and-white, or enhanced high-contrast positive or negative view modes. This machine is available in the second floor Flex-n-Gate Computer Lab.

Document Magnifier (Optelec ClearView+):  Conveniently located in the MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room on the first floor, the ClearView+ is a magnification device that allows printed material to be enlarged onto an adjacent monitor.  Material can be viewed in full color, or you can select black text on white background or white text on black background to make viewing easier. 

Adjustable-height Workstations:  At least one adjustable-height workstation is available in the Flex-n-Gate Computer Lab (second floor), the Champaign County Historical Archives (second floor), and near the Adult & Youth Services question desk (ground floor).  The adjustable-height tables can be raised or lowered to accommodate your individual needs. 

Magnifying Lamps:  Three magnifying lamps are located on the second floor.  Check at the Adult & Youth Services reference desk and staff will be happy to point out their exact locations. 

ZoomText Screen Magnifier/Reader Software:  Available on dedicated senior workstations at the second floor Flex-n-Gate Computer Center. 

Keys-U-See® Keyboards:  Large print keyboards with keys that are easy to see and use.  Available at the second floor Flex-n-Gate Computer Center. 

Logitech® Trackman® Marble® Mouse:  A trackball that keeps your hand and arm comfortable, whether you use your right or left hand.  Available at the second floor Flex-n-Gate Computer Center.