Special Services - Newark Public Library

Special Services

The Special Services Room, located on the first floor of the Main Library, features a variety of services, equipment, and programs.

The room is open Tuesdays – Fridays from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. by appointment only.
For more information, please call 973-733-5412.

Special Services has partnered with the New Jersey State Library Braille and Talking Book Center to provide specialized equipment and media in Braille and recorded format.

Classes and Training

  • Access technology for people who need it for reading
  • Deaf Awareness Club of Newark, NJ, Beyond the Eyes, and other meetings


  • Assistive Listening Devices Loan Program
  • TTY and Video Phone
  • Computers with Jaws and Magic viewer
  • Reading Edge, a voice output reading machine
  • Computer with Sprint IP free relay, Aim relay service for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • SVRS-Sorenson video display relay service for telephone connections for deaf and hard of hearing people