Policy on Access for Individuals with Physical and Mental Impairment

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library Bill of Rights and any governing Federal and New York State constitutional and statutory laws, the David A. Howe Public Library will provide equal access to library services through any method that makes the resources of the library accessible.

The library will exercise every effort to assist any individual with physical and mental impairment to the best of the library’s ability with the resources that it possesses. Policies concerning accessibility are extended to both patrons of the library as well as employees.

Resources of the David A. Howe Public Library are available to individuals with physical and mental impairment by:

  1. Telephone. Any person can call the library for information or reference assistance.
  2. Mail or Electronic Mail. At the library’s expense, books, materials and electronic resources will be sent to the individual.
  3. Physical Assistance. When requested, the library will retrieve materials within the building that are not yet made accessible to individuals with physical and mental impairment.
  4. Volunteer Delivery Service. As volunteers are available, the library will provide home delivery of books and materials.

Any type of new construction to the existing library building that impacts accessibility will adhere specifically to the guidelines and design standards of the Americans with
Disabilities Act.

Adopted August 14, 1986 by the David A. Howe Public Library Board of Trustees.
Amended March 10, 2008

Updated: December 15, 2014 — 11:12 am