Accessibility at CRDL
Chippewa River District Library is committed to providing equal access to library programs, services, collections, and facilities for all library users. The Library staff is committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities.
Library customers who encounter any difficulty in accessing library facilities, materials, or services are encouraged to contact the library at 989-773-3242 and allow us to make reasonable accommodations.
Our Large Print collection includes many of the books you would find in our other collections, but in a type size that is easier to read for individuals with low vision. Find these materials on the upper level to the right of the staircase.
EBooks and eAudiobooks
Enjoy eAudiobooks and eBooks on your computer or audio-enabled device through the CRDL’s OverDrive collection of digital materials. OverDrive and the Libby app for iPhone and Android devices are customizable for people with low vision, including the font size, book layout, and lighting.
Books On CD
We also have a great collection of audiobooks on CD, which you can find in the Audio Books section located next to the Large Print on the upper level.
Talking Book and Braille Service
Sponsored by the Braille and Talking Book Library, this resource offers talking books via download or by mail, as well as playback equipment, free of charge for those who qualify. Find out more about this low vision program by calling 800-992-9012 or by visiting their website.
Information for People with Service Animals
The Chippewa River District Library welcomes library users who have a service animal. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to an individual’s disability and comply with all state and federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding the use of service animals by persons with disabilities.
ADA.gov defines a service animal as “… dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.”
A service animal must be under the control of its handler. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual’s disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal's safe, effective performance of tasks. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.