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Low Vision Services

The Park Ridge Public Library offers various services and materials to library users who have low vision.  

  • Large Print Books  

  • Large Print Reader’s Digest

  • Audiobooks on CD, as Playaways, and as digital downloads

  • Hand-held Magnifiers

  • Pebble 4.3 Electronic Magnifier  

  • Large CCTV Magnifying Machines available for extended checkout. The Library can arrange delivery of these to your home as well.

  • Large magnifying machine that enlarges print and pictures in full color up to 64 times


Voices of Vision/Talking Books  

Library staff can help patrons access the Illinois Talking Book program. This service provides a player and digitally recorded books at no charge. Anyone unable to read standard print due to a visual or physical disability is eligible. Contact Cathy Thompson, at (847)-720-3382 or go to‚Äč.


Newsline provides free access to over 250 local and national newspapers from any phone. Please note that you must be registered with Talking Books to be eligible for Newsline. For more information on Newsline, call 866-504-7300 or go  

Helpful Low Vision Websites