Assistive Technology, Manhattan Public Library (KS)

Address: 629 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan,, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 776-4741 Website: http://www.manhattan.lib.ks.us

Manhattan is a library town. People support and use their libraries, and have done so for almost as long as the town has been in existence. Before Kansas even became a state, the first Manhattan library organization was incorporated through an act of the Territorial Legislature. And the public library has grown and prospered over the years.

Assistive Technology Center:
Provides individualized training in basic computer use and in the use of adaptive technology. The Center was established in 1997 and is located on the main floor of the library. It is open for those patrons with disabilities and their advocates.

If you are interested in knowing more, call or e-mail us to schedule an appointment. During your first appointment, needs will be discussed and goals selected. Your goal may be as simple as learning how to use e-mail or you may need to spend time exploring different software options. Appointments are generally once a week for an hour. If possible, you may be able to schedule a standing appointment. Training and support are provided by the ATC Instructor.

Homebound Services:

Homebound Delivery – Manhattan Public Library cardholders who are unable to come to the library due to a medical condition or disability are eligible for delivery of any MPL circulating books, audiobooks, and magazines directly to their residence. Home deliveries are made once a month on a predetermined schedule, and are arranged to best accommodate both the needs of the patron and the schedules of library staff. Twice monthly deliveries are possible by arrangement. All home deliveries are made by Adult Services librarians.

Selection Service – MPL cardholders who are homebound or have limited mobility may request, with 24-hours’ notice, that an Adult Services librarian select circulating books, audiobooks, or magazines for them, according to the patron’s specific request or based on their stated preferences. Pick-up, delivery, and return of the requested materials will be done by the requesting patron (if they are able) or by a friend, care provider, family member, or other person chosen by the patron.

 

Please visit our website or Contact us for more information:

Assistive Technology Center:

Phone: (785) 776-4741 x 202

ATC Manager: Ann Pearce

Email ATC Manager

ATC Webpage

 

Homebound Services:

 Adult Services Librarian

Phone: (785) 776-4741 ext. 141 or 173

Email Homebound Services

 

Manhattan, KS Public Library:

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