Access

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All our Libraries are Wheelchair accessible.

Please check individual branches for  information regarding wheelchair parking and wheelchair accessible toilets.

ReadABLE Technologies

rwgTipperary County Council Library Service have assistive reading technologies which are now available free of charge in libraries around  the County.
This software will make reading more accessible for everyone. It is designed to help people that have reading, learning or sight difficulties to enjoy books and reading and it will also make access to the Internet and the PC much easier.
The same resources can also be used to help with foreign language learning, personal study and research.

The range of software available can vary, so contact your branch for details.

Read Write Gold
This is a literacy support tool designed to assist Users of all ages who require extra assistance when reading or composing text. The software provides continuity by supporting users throughout education from primary through to tertiary level and into the workplace. Online tutorials are available at your library.

Main Functions:
·    Document Preparation
·    Screen Magnifier
·    Writing Features
·    Internet
·    Better Speech quality
·    Scanning
·    Word Highlighting
·    Read Aloud
·    Word prediction

Who could benefit from using it:
·    People requiring Reading /Learning/Literacy/ Numeracy assistance
·    People with Visually Impairment or who are blind
·    Students of all ages and levels for Study and Research
·    Older People

Other Books and Resources

bs_logoTipperary County Council Library Service and Schools department (Thurles) have a wide range of books and reading series that can assist children, teenagers and adults to enjoy reading and learning.
For Adults, Barrington Stoke and Livewires will be of great interest to people with dyslexia or who require a book relevant to their age but with vocabulary that reflects their reading age as well.  These books can help narrow the gap between Interest Age and Read Age.

For Children and Young Teens there is an even broader range available.These resources are available to schools, teachers, parents and individual members.

Please enquire at your local library or our Schools department.

Talking Books

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Talking Books
Tipperary County Council Library Service have a large range of Audio books that are suitable for both Adults and Juveniles .
Audio Books are available on CD and MP3 format or downloadable as an eAudiobook .
Who could benefit from these?:
· People with Visually Impairment or who are Blind
· People with Literacy difficulties
· People with reading difficulties such as dyslexia
· People with mobility issues in their hands that find holding a book difficult

Please contact your local library for more details or check out our catalogue.

In Print

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Our Libraries have a great selection of large print books. If you are visually impaired or have other reading difficulties such as dyslexia but love books, try Large Print.

·    These editions have a print size of 16 points and are in a more readable font.
·    Available in both hardback and paperback.
·    Titles available cover all genres, from Thrillers to Romance to Westerns

Quick_Reads_LogoQuick Reads

These exciting, dramatic and funny stories are ideal for adults who’ve stopped reading or find reading tough, and for regular readers who want a short, fast read. Quick Reads have helped hundreds of thousands of people to pick up books and enjoy reading again.

Who would like these:
·    People with Literacy difficulties
·    Reading/ learning difficulties
·    Reluctant Readers
·    Lapsed Readers.

To view some of the titles in our catalogue, click  here.