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OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center - Library Services for Persons with Accessibility Needs

Located on the First Floor of Central Library

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The OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center provides services, programs, resources and professional assistance for persons with disabilities in a safe and comfortable environment. Two private study rooms and 16 computers equipped with assistive software, enlarged screens and adjustable-height tables are available to registered users at the OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center. Accessible work stations are also located in selected branches throughout the library system. The Center features ereaders, large print-books, Braille books and other materials, including digital Talking Books for individuals enrolled with the Braille Institute's Library Services.

(A collection of large print books can also be found at any branch library.)

Assistance is generally available when the Central Library is open. For specific questions about I CAN! services, please contact Matthew Nye, Accessibility Services Librarian ([email protected], 619-238-6665).

 

Library patron using the video relay service in the I CAN! Center.

PDF icon Adaptive Technology at Central Library

PDF icon Adaptive Technology at Branch Libraries

 

The San Diego Public Library offers patrons access to video relay service (VRS). There are two stations available at the Central Library in the OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center, and one station currently available at the Rancho Bernardo Branch Library.


Service Animals are Welcome at the Library

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San Diego Public Library welcomes service animals in all of its facilities. The Library recognizes that service animals assist people with disabilities to deal with the effects of their disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as "dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities." However, it also states that "the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship does not co

nstitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition." Service animals are working animals, not pets. Under ADA regulations, staff may ask if an animal is required because of a disability; they can also ask what work or tasks the animal has been trained to perform.

ADA Regulations for Service Animals


KPBS Radio Reading Service

KPBS Radio Reading Service

Now playing in the OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center:
KPBS Radio Reading Service

Come in and listen to daily newspaper and magazines read over the air!

  • Los Angeles Times
  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • The New Yorker
  • People Magazine
  • and more!

Services for Homebound Customers

Homebound Services Program

Woman reading book.

Library materials are delivered and retrieved directly at your door by library staff. Customers who are unable to physically get to the library are eligible for homebound services. Ill-health or disability, certified by a doctor, will signify eligibility. The inability to use public transportation for elderly citizens is also considered as a mobility impairment and a reason for eligibility. 

Library-by-Mail Program

Library-by-Mail blue delivery pouch.

This program is specially designed for customers who are homebound and visually impaired (those who cannot read standard size print, even with glasses). Selected items can be delivered to your home via the USPS. Your selection is limited to large print books, audio books or braille books. Materials will arrive free in the mail in a zippered bag. When finished with the materials, simply return them in the same bag, postage free!


Classics on a Kindle

Kindle ereader device.

The OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center is now offering Kindle 3Gs eReaders for check out! Each Kindle is loaded with a wide selection of literary Classics. Over 120 titles to choose from. The screen of the Kindle eReader can be magnified to accommodate readers with visual impairment.

Check links below to explore the titles and authors that are available.

Check-out and returns currently only offered at the Central Library’s OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center.


For more details call the OliverMcMillan I CAN! Center at 619-286-6665

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