Central Library

Building Accessibility

From entry ramps on the west side to an elevator on the east side, the Library is accessible for all.

The outside elevator is staffed by intercom and available 24 hours a day, allowing for easy passage through the archway, connecting people between East Village and City Hall. Once inside, there are elevators, ramps, and stairways for visitors to move throughout the building. Elevators have braille buttons and an audible elevator signal, and stairs have tactile indicators on the railings, and on the floor at the top of the flight.

Listening Assistance systems

Inside Central Library, a Listening Assistance system is available to help you enjoy performances, lectures, and tours. This system uses technology to communicate with Bluetooth-linked hearing aids. This system also allows multiple languages to be streamed if translation is required.