For the Visually and Reading Impaired

Desktop Video Magnifier

For persons in need of large print. The machine makes anything in our collection large type. Come and enjoy any book, magazine or newspaper article in our collection or bring your own. You can also do your crossword puzzles, write your bills, do your knitting, etc. The machines projects graphics or text in black on white, white on black, or color. It is super easy to use.

The desktop video magnifier is made possible by the generous support of the Washington County Home for Aged Women.

RISE Radio

Public radio station WMHT broadcasts programming especially for the visually impaired. If you qualify, you can access it with a special RISE receiver or stream it on your computer. We have a receiver available for a 2 week check out, so you can try the service before applying for your own. For more information and to apply for the RISE program click here.

Large Type and Audio Books

Thanks to ongoing support by the Washington County Home for Aged Women, we have been able to keep updating and improving these popular collections.

Accessible E Books

If you have a print disability and need accessible ebooks, you may qualify for a membership to Bookshare® for access to the world’s largest collection of accessible titles. If you are a qualifying US student, you are entitled to access the Bookshare catalog for free through the support of the U.S. Department of Education and OSEP.

Visit to learn more and apply for a membership.