Assistive Technology

In an ongoing effort to provide access to all, the Yuma County Library District offers assistive technology for children, teens, and adults with mental and physical developmental disabilities as part of the LEADing (Libraries Enabling Assistive Discovery) Technology Project.


Lobby Stops

Lobby Stops - Staff members bring a wide selection of library materials to residents of Yuma senior communities every other Wednesday. Residents are free to browse and select materials, or may request specific items for staff to bring.


Homebound - Staff members deliver library materials to individuals who are unable to access a Yuma County Library every other Thursday.


Unless otherwise noted, equipment is located at the Main Library. Devices are for in-house use only. If you are interested in using a piece of equipment, please ask a staff member.

Closed Circuit Television Enlarger

The Closed Circuit Television Enlarger (CCTV) enlarges printed material 45-60 times, making it easier for those who are vision impaired to read and view.

IPEVO High-Definition Document Cameras

IPEVO High-Definition Document Cameras can be connected directly to a computer to enlarge and photograph printed materials to assist individuals with vision impairments. Built-in buttons on the camera allow the user to rotate images, apply image filters, adjust exposure, re-focus, and more.  Available at Main, Heritage, Foothills, Wellton, Somerton, and San Luis.

FM Assistive Listening Devices

FM Assistive Listening Devices are available upon request in library meeting rooms for those who are hearing impaired. Available at Main, Foothills, & San Luis.

Interact-Streamer Live Captioning

Interact-Streamer Live Captioning software transcribes, translates, and displays spoken words for those who are hearing impaired is available in the first floor meeting rooms at the Main Library.


Special Services & Resources a handbook for higher needs patrons with an extensive directory of organizations and suppliers.

Special Services & Resources handbook- PDF


Audiobooks are available for check-out on CD, and may also be downloaded hoopla digital.


DVDs with Closed Captioning and subtitles are available for check-out.

Large Type

Large Type books and magazines are available for check-out and in-house use.

Special Needs Resource Center

The Special Needs Resource Center in the Foothills Library houses toys and tools for children with sensory needs, as well as bilingual books for all ages about special needs.

AZ Talking Book Library

In cooperation with the AZ Talking Book Library, the Yuma County Library District offers information, applications, and a machine exchange service for Talking Books. Located at the Heritage Library.


HooplaDigital Read, Listen, and Watch with Your Library Card

Tap into Discovery. Instantly Read, Listen, and Watch with Your Library Card. Streaming Content: Audio books, eBooks, Comics, Movies & Music


Kanopy video streaming

Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films.

Events & Programs

Virtual Reality Series

Virtual Reality Series - Individuals learn-through-play using virtual reality games. (Must be 13+)

Visit our Events Calendar for specific dates, times, and locations.

Supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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