Birmingham City Council

Special facilities and resources at Northfield Library

Positive about disabled people
Accessibility
  • Disabled access
  • Accessible toilet

Books and resources for adults
  • Large print books
  • Talking books
  • Dyslexia information
  • Basic skills information
  • ESOL material (for people with English as a second language)

Additional computer facilities
  • Adjustable height chairs
  • Large computer keyboard
  • Electric adjustable-height workstation suitable for wheelchair users to use with a computer
Books and resources for children and young people
  • Extra large books
  • Large print books including some for teenagers
  • Talking books
  • Tactile books
  • Makaton books (2 titles)
  • Makaton nursery rhymes video
  • British Sign Language video of children's stories
  • Audio described videos
  • Equipment for craft sessions: easy grip scissors and pencil grips
  • Dyslexia information
  • Dual language books

Useful equipment
  • Portable induction loop, plus fixed induction loop in the children's area
  • Hand-held magnifiers
  • Cassette players for use in the library
  • Book trolley (a frame with wheels to help people who are unsteady on their feet)

Northfield Library
Information for People with a Disability
Disability Resources in Centre for the Child