For people with print-based reading disabilities, we have accessible formats available, including digital talking books, large print books and electronic publications.Read more
Click & Collect
We offer a Click and Collect service which lets you request library items from your chosen Hamilton City Libraries' branch.Read more
Digital Desktop Magnifier
This device assists visually impaired people with reading and other everyday tasks. It has a magnification range up to 64x, a gliding reading table, and helpful features like Reading Guides, Find, and Freeze Frame. A range of high-contrast colour modes are available, such as the yellow-on-blue pictured here. A unique groove in the reading table holds bottles and other round objects steady for magnification.
Registrations are not required to use the TOPAZ Magnifier. Please speak to a member of the library team before use.Watch a video of TOPAZ HD in use
All our collections are accessible with our Homebound Service. If you are unable to visit the library due to illness or disability, we can come to you.Read more
Hamilton City Libraries are specially designed with accessibility in mind.Read more
Reading Buddies involves reading to therapy dogs to build confidence with reading. This programme is designed specifically for school-aged children/young people who have print disabilities, dyslexia, or other disabilities which impact upon their reading.
To find out where and when the next public intake for Reading Buddies is open, keep an eye on our Event Calendar, Facebook page, or sign up to our newsletter, ePaanui. To enquire about running the Reading Buddies programme at your school, please contact the Whakaahu/Innovation Librarians.