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  • Technology

Accessibility

    Getting a Library Card from Home

    If you're a Carmel resident, you may apply for a library card online. Once we've processed your application, we'll email you a library card number that you can use to begin checking out digital materials and placing holds through our online catalog. You can then visit the library at a later date to pick up your physical card.

    Click here to apply for a library card now.

    Homebound Delivery

    The library provides delivery service to patrons who can't come to the library due to extended or acute illness, physical disabilities, or other extenuating circumstances.

    Click here to learn more about homebound delivery.

    Reading Formats

    Click here to see a list of the library's large print books.

    Click here to see a list of the library's audiobooks on CD. (Use the "Audience" filter to zero in on audiobooks on CD for kids.)

    Digital audiobooks are available to check out online with a CCPL card and offer variable speed playback so you can listen at a faster or slower pace.

    Enjoy OverDrive audiobooks through the free Libby by OverDrive app or by visiting carmel.overdrive.com.

    Enjoy Hoopla audiobooks through the free Hoopla Digital app or by visiting hoopladigital.com.

    Ebooks are also available to check out online with a CCPL card. The font size of these books can be adjusted, and the OpenDyslexic font can be selected. Ebooks also can be enjoyed with screen reader software.

    Enjoy OverDrive ebooks through the free Libby by OverDrive app or by visiting carmel.overdrive.com. To learn more about the accessibility features of the Libby by OverDrive app, click here.

    Enjoy Hoopla Digital ebooks through the free Hoopla Digital app or by visiting hoopladigital.com.


    Closed Captioning & Descriptive Audio

    Most of the DVDs and Blu-rays in the library's collection offer closed captions that can be turned on through the disc's menu. Some also offer a descriptive audio option. (Use the "Audience" filter to zero in on titles for kids.)

    Streaming movies and TV shows are available to enjoy with a CCPL card and often include closed captions as well.

    Watch movies through the free Kanopy app or by visiting carmel.kanopy.com.

    Watch movies and TV shows through the free Hoopla Digital app or by visiting hoopladigital.com.

    Resources for Language Learners

    Visit our Community Resources webpage for a list of helpful resources for language learners and new residents.

    Quiet Spaces

    The Main Library has a number of study rooms that can be used by patrons who may feel overwhelmed or need to take a break. There is also one study room at the West Branch. Study rooms can be reserved online, but feel free to ask a staff member for immediate assistance.

    The Kids Area at the Main Library offers a Baby Care Room that can also be used by patrons and families who need a quiet, calm place.

    Curbside Holds Pickup

    Curbside holds pickup is available at our West Branch. Learn more about it here.