For those who have vision or hearing impairments.
Home Outreach Service
How does it work?
Simply fill out our Home Outreach Application (PDF), if possible, drop it off to the Library, otherwise, just call and ask to speak with a Reference Librarian to discuss the arrangements. Volunteers and/or Library staff will deliver your Library items to you free of charge!
The Library offers talking books through Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library (talkingbooks.nypl.org) to any cardholder that is unable to read regular print due to temporary or permanent conditions, including legal blindness, visual impairment or low vision, physical disability, reading disability as diagnosed by a medical doctor. Visit the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library for eligibility information and to view the catalog of available materials. Please fill out the Application (PDF) and mail it in to the Andrew Heiskell Library directly to obtain these services. For more information, please call 1-855-697-6975.
Music & Memory
Music & Memory is a personalized music therapy program for people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other related neurological disorders. PJFL has a limited number of kits to loan out to caregivers (MUST have a valid PJFL card) of homebound people with these disorders. For more information on this worldwide program, visit musicandmemory.org. Contact the Reference Department for more information on what the Library can do for you and your loved one.
If you would like to sign up, please fill out this Playlist Questionnaire (PDF) and return it to the Reference Department.