Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) : Resources for the Blind and Low Vision

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) Calendar of Events

Library Locator

Map of Library Locations

Resources for the Blind and Low Vision

Library Tours

Arrangements can be made (with two weeks notice) for an escorted tour of the Central Library. To schedule a tour, please email or call 206-615-1380 (V/TTY).


Finding Items

The following items are available for check out and may be reserved online using the Library's catalog or by contacting Borrower Services at 206-386-4190 or by sending an email to Ask a Librarian.




Downloadable Audio Books and e-Books

Downloadable audio books can be listened to on MP3 players or other speech systems or read on Braille systems, Braille Palms, and other hand held devices. E-books can be read using adaptive computer speech programs. The Library has more than 18,000 e-books and more than 14,000 downloadable audio books.

See Digital Books & Music for more information and a complete list of titles.

Descriptive Video Service (DVS)

Descriptive Video Service (DVS) provides an audio track with description that enhances the film experience for blind and low-vision people. The descriptions add information related to the setting, characters' attire, and facial expressions during breaks in the film dialogue.

View a complete list of DVS films in the catalog.

Receive Notices by Telephone or Email

The Library can notify you by telephone or email when items 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.

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