Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

All STPL locations, opens a new window have accessible:

  • Designated parking spaces
  • Large Print collections
  • Restrooms
  • One or more accessible public computer workstations including touch screen monitors and at least one LX Large Key keyboard. Please call ahead to ensure availability.
  • Public computers with Windows 10 that includes the Narrator option.

General Information

STPL holds a number of collections that may assist patrons with disabilities, including downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, DVDs with subtitles and closed-captioning capabilities, and language learning materials.

Our website has been redesigned to comply with level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1.

Many of the STPL informational videos on our website have open captioning.

Causeway, opens a new window, Covington, opens a new window, Madisonville, opens a new window, Mandeville, opens a new window, Slidell, opens a new window and South Slidell, opens a new window branches have a walker for patrons to borrow while using the Library. Causeway and Covington branches also have a wheelchair for patrons to borrow while using the Library. Patrons must be able to operate the wheelchair or walker on their own, as no staff assistance will be provided. Please ask the staff at the Circulation Desk if you need to use these during your visit. Wheelchairs or walkers must be returned to the Circulation Desk.

Causeway, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell, and South Slidell branches have accessible meeting rooms.

Covington, Madisonville, and Slidell branches have automatic doors at the entrance to the library.

Madisonville Branch has:

  • Elevator
  • Family/companion restroom
  • TAPit mobile computer station. The TAPit has a 42-inch interactive touch screen designed to provide accessibility for a variety of needs. This technology recognizes the difference between an arm resting upon the screen and a finger or assistive device intentionally “tapping” or selecting an image. The monitor can easily be raised to a height of 54” or lowered to floor level and can tilt from 0-90 degrees. The TAPit can be used on a first-come basis, but please call ahead so that staff can position it to accommodate your needs.

Watch a demonstration of the TAPit and learn more about it below:


The Talking Books and Braille Library provides free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary. Please contact your local branch for information or visit the Talking Books and Braille Library website, opens a new window. Visit this page, opens a new window for eligibility requirements and applications.

Service Animals

Only service animals are allowed in the library in accordance with the applicable requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Louisiana RS 46:1951-1959. Other animals are not allowed. For more information visit the ADA webpage related to Service Animals, opens a new window.

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