July 3 and 4: All libraries will be closed.

July 5: Dayton's Bluff Library will be closed. All other locations with regular Sunday hours will be open.

Accessibility

Adaptive/Assistive Technology

Computer hardware and software for people with vision loss and mobility and learning challenges is available at:

Resources Available

  • Trackball mouse and hydraulic table

  • JAWS computer screen reader

  • Kurzweil 1000 print to speech conversion

  • ZoomText text magnifier and reader

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech-recognition software for persons with mobility challenges

  • Kurzweil 3000 to assist students with reading, writing, and learning challenges

Building and Event Accomodations

All Saint Paul Public Libraries are accessible.

If you need an accommodation in order to attend a library class or event please contact the manager at the library where the class or event is being held or contact the City Accommodation Coordinator at ADACoordinator@ci.stpaul.mn.us at least 7 days before the event.

Service Animals

Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) welcomes service animals in all of its facilities. SPPL recognizes that service animals assist people with disabilities to deal with the effects of their disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as "dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities." However, it also states that "the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship does not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition." Service animals are working animals, not pets. Under ADA regulations, staff may ask if an animal is required because of a disability; they can also ask what work or tasks the animal has been trained to perform.