Books for the Homebound
This free service is for adult Knox County residents who are unable to come to the library without assistance due to a permanent or temporary disability and have no one to pick up materials for them.
- books on compact disc
- music compact discs
Patrons in the Books for the Homebound program with a compatible device also have access to our collections of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video.
Every effort will be made to fill your requests. If requested materials are unavailable, selections will be made based on your reading preferences.
Once a month on a regular schedule a volunteer will bring your delivery and pick up your previous month's materials for return to the library.
Tennessee Library for Accessible Books and Media – A free library program of braille, recorded and large print materials is available to residents of Tennessee who are not able to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability.
Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing – A special library dedicated to meeting the information and accessibility needs of the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind communities, as well as providing information about hearing loss.
Contact the ADA Coordinator no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event to request auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a Knox County program, service or activity.
There's a self-service scanner at Lawson McGhee Library optimized for scanning documents. You can scan a page of text and, through automatic optical character recognition, output the text to MP3. Load the file onto an audio device to listen to the document as synthesized text-to-speech.
Lawson McGhee Library also provides a magnifying lamp.