The Poughkeepsie Public Library District strives to make everyone feel welcome. In an effort to assist new patrons to get acquainted with our libraries, we have put together the following slideshows:

Print Disabilities or Visual Impairment

Learn about resources for the visually impaired here.


For Patrons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation by emailing Request must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance.  Information needed:  your name, email and telephone, name of the event or program, date and the library where it will be held.

Extension Services

The Library District offers extension services to patrons who are unable to get to the library.  The service is by application and certification.  Individuals (or their caregivers) who are interested in home visits should print the application and submit it to the Library District.

Recite is an innovative web accessibility tool which allows you to customize this website easily for your needs. Recite includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and many other features. Simply click the word. “Accessibility”, from our right uppermost menu to activate the toolbar.  Learn more from this short introductory video below:

Visit the ThinkDIFFERENTLY website as a starting point to find the services and connections you and your family need.