Outreach & Accessibility

The Harborfields Public Library is ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. We make every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you need to request specific accommodations when attending a program, please contact the library at 631.757.4200 ext. 124.

The library’s website features Browsealoud software, which provides text-to-speech, reading, and translation to many languages. Click the Browsealoud icon at the top of any screen to have screens read aloud or to translate into another language.

In addition, Harborfields Public Library has collections of materials that will assist patrons, such as large print books and magazines, audiobooks on CD and Playaway, and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks.

Access our Services for Seniors brochure here

A large print version of the library’s monthly newsletter is available upon request.

Homebound Delivery

Harborfields residents unable to come to the Library because of temporary or permanent illness or disability are eligible for Homebound Delivery services. Request specific items or let us know your interests and we will make selections for you. Please fill out the Homebound Delivery Application and return it to the Library.

Print Magnifier

For patrons who are visually impaired, the library has a print magnifier, which can be used to read printed materials in the library. Patrons can bring items from home, such as mail, crossword puzzles, or photographs. The library also has a public-access computer equipped with Zoomtext software and a large-key keyboard.

Assistive Devices Available by request:

  • Digital Talking Books player
  • Magnifying glass
  • Personal amplification devices
  • Portable digital video magnifier
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Hearing Loop system

Talking Book and Braille Service

Suffolk County residents who have difficulty reading standard print materials may be eligible for free talking books, access to BARD, and braille books through New York Public Library’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. Specially recorded books, magazines and playback equipment are mailed directly to your home. A limited rotation collection of Talking Books is available at the library.

Music & Memory

Music & Memory is a personalized music therapy program for people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-inspired memories.

The Library has iPod Shuffles available for adult Harborfields cardholders – either caregivers or those who struggle with a cognitive disorder- who want to enroll in the Library’s Music & Memory service. We will work with you to create a unique playlist tailored to the user’s music preferences.