Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

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Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)

Library Equal Access Program (LEAP)


The Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) helps make the Library a great resource for people with disabilities or special needs. The program offers special adaptive equipment at the Central Library and the Broadview, Columbia, Southwest and University branches, items in accessible formats and Library services for people with special needs, including people who are:

Download the LEAP brochure for a summary of services pdf.

Get Help by email, chat, text message or phone, or call 206-615-1380(V/TTY) or use Sprint Relay Online.(Opens a new window)

The Library fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides accommodations by request for physical access, communications or other needs that ensure our services, activities and employment are available to people with disabilities. It also provides extended loan periods and paper notifications through its ADA Circulation Qualification program pdf.



Accessibility at the Library


Access for All: Accessibility Kits & Assistive Technology are available in all Library locations.


All Library locations are wheelchair accessible. The Central Library has an adaptive technology lab on Level 1 and underground parking. For more information, see:



Other Services


Mobile Library Services can bring the Library to you! If you live in Seattle and can't regularly visit a branch due to age, disability or an illness that keeps you at home for at least six months, Mobile Services can have Library items delivered to you. For more information, call Mobile Library Services at 206-386-4636 or email Ask a Librarian.

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library(Opens a new window) offers services to people throughout the state who are blind, deaf/blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and learning disabled.




LEAP Resoures for the Blind and Low Vision
LEAP Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing