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Large Print Books
Stop in to select a large print book from our collection of just under 10,000 large print titles shelved at the main library or 15,000 volumes kept at the minibranch libraries, deposit collections and on the Bookmobile. The Outreach Librarians are always available to help you in selecting materials.picture_001_wince.jpg

Adaptive Technology
A desktop video magnifier that enlarges images and text from 3.3x to 70x and an adaptive computer with screen enlarging and reading software are available for use in the Outreach Services Department. For more information on these devices contact Oakland Talking Book Services at (248) 650-5681.

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Downloadable books are available as well as recorded books on CD. CD players are available for loan to low vision and homebound customers.

Library Catalog
Make catalog.rhpl.org your favorite place to go when searching for information on low vision services and materials. The library catalog allows you to enlarge the size of print with a simple click of the mouse. Your search will be displayed in a much easier to read 17 point font.

Oakland Talking Book Service
Outreach Services staff will be happy to assist persons with low vision apply for service from the Oakland Talking Book Service.

A variety of handheld and stand magnifiers as well as a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system that plugs into your own television are all available for checkout. Your can search for the magnifiers in the library catalog by typing low vision aid.

Helpful Websites

Look Again! Low Vision Brochure
Local Low Vision Resources

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