Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sat.–Mon., 8/31–9/2.

Services / Resources: Blindness and Low Vision

On-site Services

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

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Homebound Services

For Marathon County residents unable to visit the library due to age, illness, accident or disability, our Homebound program offers a way to receive library materials at home by mail or special delivery. Please call 715-261-7248 to sign up for this free service! This service is free of charge, but a valid library card is... (read more) MCPL On-site Reading Advice Blindness and Low Vision

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

Library E-book Accessibility Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a program that allows visually impaired patrons to access special e-book content thanks to a partnership between OverDrive and BookShare. Eligibility requirements must be satisfied to access this free service: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/bookshare-me/who-qualifies. Blindness and Low Vision E-books WPLC Online

Wisconsin Talking Book & Braille Library

As part of a national network cooperating with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL) provides braille materials, audiobooks and audio-described DVDs to Wisconsin residents who cannot see regular print or handle print materials. WTTBL patrons receive and return... (read more) Audiobooks Blindness and Low Vision MCPL Online

Websites

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

United Way: 211

Dial 211 or use this website for help finding community services such as financial assistance, counseling, services for youth or elderly, volunteer opportunities, and much more.   Web Marathon County Job-Search Phone and Address Blindness and Low Vision