Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) : Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) Calendar of Events

Library Locator

Map of Library Locations

Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

American Sign Language Interpreters

LEAP staff provides services in American Sign Language.

Arrangements can be made (with two weeks notice) for sign-language interpreters for Library-sponsored classes, tours, events and programs. Schedule an interpreter through the LEAP coordinator: email or call 206-615-1380 (v/tty) or use Sprint Relay Online.(Opens a new window)

Closed-Caption Programs on DVD or Video (VCR)

Many of the Library's DVDs and videos (VCR format) are available with closed captions - captions appearing on the screen that transcribe the dialogue and relevant background sounds into text.

Closed-caption DVDs or videos for:

Receive Notices by Telephone or Email

The Library can notify you by telephone or email when materials are overdue or items on hold are available for pick-up. TeleCirc, our telephone notification system, does not work with TTYs. To arrange to receive notices, contact your branch library or Borrower Services at 206-386-4190 or email Ask a Librarian.

Community Connections


The Library has prepared a list of services and resources in the greater Seattle area available to deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing individuals, their family, friends and co-workers.

Download the Community Connections Brochure pdf

Need Help? Ask a Librarian


Librarians provide online help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Ask a Librarian. Patrons may get help via live chat, email, text message, or by telephone (206-386-4636). No downloads or plug-ins are required.


Ask a Librarian can help with homework or research, questions about Library accounts or services, book suggestions or help finding books, DVDs, CDs and other items.

See Get Help or Ask a Librarian to learn more about this service.




LEAP Resoures for the Blind and Low Vision
LEAP Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing