- About SCL
Scott County Library strives to ensure that all visitors can enjoy library resources, services, and programs. Below you will find a list of accessibility resources and opportunities available at the library. Not seeing what you need? We encourage all visitors to contact their SCL branch to inquire further.
We often purchase titles in multiple formats for readers to enjoy. If you need something in a format we don't carry, contact us and we'll help you find the format you need.
- For School: Your local school district is responsible for providing accessible learning materials. Visit MDE's Accessible Educational Materials site for a list of services and requirements.
- Braille: If Braille is your preferred format, we'll work with MN State Library Services to locate the item you need. Browse the Minnesota Braille / Audio Catalog.
- Downloadable Audiobooks: It's easier than ever to find and download audio versions of popular items in our eLibrary collection. In addition to audiobooks, our eLibrary platform Libby is compatible with some built-in screen reader applications. Visit Libby's Accessibility Help FAQs to learn more.
- We often purchase popular books in Large Print format for ease of use. Simply search our catalog for the item you want. If we own the title in large print format, it will be listed with [large print] in the item's catalog record.
We can provide Curbside Pickup service for guests who have difficulty visiting their library. First, put items on hold using either our Catalog & My Account site or our mobile app several days in advance, and watch for email notices that they've arrived. On the day of our pickup, call your library to let staff know when you will arrive. We ask that you call us at least one hour in advance of your arrival so we may locate your materials and check them out to your library card.
- Web Accessibility Practices: We adhere to the practices and standards defined in Scott County's Website Accessibility Guide.
- User Feedback: To share feedback about using the Library website or other digital resources, please call Library Administration at 952-496-8010 to speak with the Library Technology Manager.
- Libby & eLibrary Items: In addition to audiobooks, our eLibrary platform Libby by OverDrive is compatible with some built-in screen reader applications. Visit Libby's Accessibility Help FAQs to learn more.
Events & Programs
We invite you to call or email your branch before any program or event so we may arrange resources, furniture, or services to provide an inclusive experience.
- Handheld magnifying glasses and non-prescription reading glasses can be requested at service desks.
- Windows Ease of Access tools are built into all library computers, including Screen Magnification software
- Merlin Magnifier (Shakopee Library only)
Extended Access is a great option for guests who prefer visiting during quieter or less busy times (6am - 10pm) and are comfortable using the library on a self-service basis. Learn more about Extended Access.
SCL welcomes service animals in our facilities. We recognize 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." It also states that "the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship does not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition." Service animals are working animals, not pets. For additional clarification, visit the ADA Service Animals page, the Minnesota Council on Disability's Service Animals page, and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights' Service Animals page.
- Under ADA regulations, library 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.
If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, or TTY) and the format of any material on this website interferes with your ability to access information, please contact us. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information. Users who need accessibility assistance can also contact us by phone through the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/Voice communication.