Low Vision Aids at the Library

Canton Public Library has Optelec low vision magnifiers of varying magnifications, which can be borrowed for at-home use. The magnifiers are kept in a glass display case near the large print books and the public access computers. To check one out, please see a librarian at the Information Desk. They'll open the case and help you pick out one that's right for you.

Magnifiers can be checked out for three weeks, just like a book, can be placed on hold, and will auto-renew like a book too.

Take a look at the Low Vision Borrower's Manual for more information about the devices and instructions for use.

In addition to magnifiers, the library has a wide selection of large print items, books on CD, as well as downloadable and streaming material that may be of interest to those with difficulty seeing. If you are interested in books on CD but don't have a CD player, we also have three CD players available to check out.

The Canton Public Library is also a demonstration site for the State of Michigan's Braille & Talking Book Library. BTBL offers audiobooks, magazines and braille titles to Michigan residents with visual or physical disabilities who are unable to utilize standard print materials. Come in to see a demonstration of a talking audiobook player or to enroll in BTBL.