Assistive Services

ADA logoThe Covington Branch Library has been designed to accommodate the functional needs of the widest range of users as possible, regardless of their ability. The building was constructed in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines for both public and staff. Assistive equipment has been purchased and is available during normal library hours.

Parking

Handicapped parking is located directly in front of the library’s main entrance for easy access to the building.

Library Entrance

Automatic doors, that open with the push of a button, greet visitors to the main entrance of the library. A slight push on the door will let you out of the library.

Facilities

There is a low service counter at the Check In desk immediately inside the library entrance. This is a full-service desk to those that need it.
All study/computer tables are wheelchair accessible. Several tables throughout the building are 4” higher for special wheelchair use.
Several computers that access the on-line library catalog are situated around the building on lower tables.
All restrooms have handicapped accessible stalls.

Equipment

TTD: Hearing impaired patrons can telephone the library through our TTD. The telephone number is 770-784-2091.

Audio Books: We are pleased to offer you one of the largest library collections in the state of books on CD or on cassette. Anyone who has difficulty reading print materials will enjoy this wide selection.
Large Print Books—For those who enjoy reading but prefer a larger type-size, the library’s Large Print section will be useful. You will find both fiction and non-fiction books here as well as the latest arrivals in the New Book section.

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Georgians have access to a free national library program that offers books and magazines on cassette tape and in Braille. These materials are provided by the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, to eligible persons with a visual or physical disability. All reading material and playback equipment is sent to borrowers and returned by postage-free mail. Applications are available from the Newton County Library.