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Special Needs Library, Montgomery County Public Libraries - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Special Needs Library, Montgomery County Public Libraries
21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 777-0960 (Local)
(240) 777-0157 (TDD/TTY)
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/Libraries/branchinfo/sn.asp

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 AM-8:30 PM; Fri. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; Sun. 1:00 AM-5:00 PM (during the school year)
Clients served on average per year: 5000
Number of staff: 7
Geographic area served: Montgomery County

Staff

Francie Gilman, Manager, (240) 777-0960

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • The library has two public access computers with JAWS, ZoomText, Microsoft Word and the Internet. The computer lab for people with disabilities has 6 Windows PCs: 4 connected to a printer and Internet with a variety of educational and independent living software. One has Duxbury Braille Translator and is connected to a Juliet embosser. Two PCs are connected to scanners, one has Kurzweil 1000, the other has Kurzweil 3000.
  • Information and Referral
    • Phone and walk-in reference service. Reference librarians consult the Internet as well as library reference and disability collections to provide information and referral.
  • Library Services
    • Talking Book service; reader's advisory service; children's books in braille; print-braille books for children; fiction and nonfiction large print books for adults and young adults; described videos; books and videos on blind and low vision. Talking Book service for eligible Montgomery County residents; fiction and non-fiction large-print books; books and videos about disabilities and for people of all ages with disabilities; close-captioned videos.
  • Reading Services
    • Newsline for the Blind.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Talking Book service; reader's advisory service; children's books in braille; print-braille books for children; fiction and nonfiction large print books for adults and young adults; described videos; books and videos on blind and low vision. Talking Book service for eligible Montgomery County residents; fiction and non-fiction large-print books; books and videos about disabilities and for people of all ages with disabilities; close-captioned videos.
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