Library Access

Get comfortable using the Library.

Services are available for people of all ages with spectrum disorders and intellectual and developmental disabilities. We can help them gain a familiarity with the Library before and during their visit. We provide:
  • Guides to help navigate all that we offer
  • Communication tools to help during discussions with our staff
  • Introductory visits with others to gain the inside track on what is available

Social Story Guides
NOTICE: Social Story Guides are currently unavailable and will be updated and reposted when our libraries fully reopen to the public.

These photo guides of our libraries allow all patrons to get familiar and comfortable with a branch before visiting. Guides are available for the following locations:
Arcade Arden-Dimick Belle Cooledge
Central Courtland Isleton
Martin Luther King, Jr. McKinley North Highlands-Antelope
North Natomas Orangevale Pocket-Greenhaven
Rancho Cordova Sylvan Oaks Carmichael

Library Insiders
Library Insiders offers adults and young adults an in-person opportunity to become familiar with Library resources and facilities. It also helps them get comfortable using the Library and interacting with staff.

We Speak Library Communication Device
A single tablet that helps patrons who are non-verbal or less-verbal communicate with Library staff. Picture symbols are used to help adults and children find their way around the Library, request materials and more. Available at:
Have Questions?
Why are story guides offered only at a limited number of libraries?

Because we've only just begun. We’re working on providing devices at more libraries soon.

Do you accept anyone at the Library?

All are welcome at the Library. We have firsthand and familial experience working with people with disabilities and bring that into the development of our programming and how we interact with our patrons

Do you also offer sensory programming?

We do — and are excited to share it with you. View our sensory programming

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