The Nashua Public Library strives to make our spaces, collections, and programs accessible to all.
To request accommodations, ask questions, or report concerns, please contact library administration at 603-589-4600 or email@example.com.
- Wheelchair accessible
- ADA-compliant, automatic-opening front doors
- Two ADA-compliant restrooms on the library's lower level
- EZ carts - shopping carts with wheels and adjustable handles
- A wheelchair is available to use at the Information Desk
- Curbside pickup
The library's Court Street location is over 50 years old and has never undergone any major renovations. Because of this, many key improvements need to be made to bring the building up to full ADA accessibility. Library staff is currently working closely with city leadership to secure the necessary funding for these improvements to ensure that our building is fully accessible for all. Learn more here.
Services for People with Visual Disabilities
- Large Print Books
- DVDs and Blu-rays with descriptive audio.
- The Libby/Overdrive app features screen reader support, zoom, adjustable text size, adjustable playback speed, and more.
- ZoomText software on public computers, which magnifies text on the screen and reads it out loud. Headphones are available to borrow.
- Magnifying glasses are available at the Information Desk.
- The Talking Book Program is a service from the New Hampshire State Library that circulates print/braille books, digital audiobooks, descriptive videos, and Playaway Books.
- Government documents, like FAFSA and social security applications, in Braille.
Services for People with Learning, Cognitive, and Development Disabilities
- Sensory kits are available in the Chandler Wing. They include earbuds, sunglasses, and fidget toys. Anyone is welcome to borrow an item for use in the library. No library card is required.
- A Beginner's Guide to the Library, modeled on social stories from the autism community, is available to read online to help prepare customers for their visits. A print copy is available to read at each service desk in the library.
- The Libby/Overdrive app provides an inclusive reader experience, including dyslexic font, adjustable playback speed, and more.
- A sensory-friendly room is available for all major events in the Chandler Wing. This room is dimly lit, and includes moveable, padded chairs. Stimming toys and coloring supplies are provided. Customers are welcome to get up and move around!
- Two monthly library programs are dedicated to creating a safe space for adults. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about either program.
A safe space for neurodivergent adults to hang out, connect, and be themselves. Meets on the second Wednesday of each month.
All Abilities Club
Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month for a social/activity hour for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
Services for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- DVD and Blu-rays with captions
- Closed captioning during adult film screenings
- Sign language interpretation for library programs is available on request. Please email email@example.com at least 10 days before the event.
- Free ASL learning is available through Transparent Language for library cardholders.
Language Access Assistance
We're committed to helping people whose first language is other than English navigate our array of free services and resources for all ages.
- Our collections include materials in 15 languages:
- Adults: Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Telugu, German, French, and Russian
- Teens: Spanish and Portuguese
- Children: Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Chinese
- A tablet at each service desk with Google Translate.
- Through LanguageLine, library staff has access to interpreters that speak over 240 languages.
- Library programs and services, including:
- Computer Classes in Spanish
- One-on-One Librarian Help with a Spanish-speaking librarian
- English Conversation Group. Meets every second and fourth Saturday at 9:30 am.