Assistive Technology & Service

The Morton Public Library building is accessible to anyone with physical disabilities.


Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center (ITBOC)

  • The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Centerprovides free library service to anyone unable to read regular print because of low vision, blindness, or a physical disability. They provide books and playback equipment, mailed free to and from library patrons, wherever they reside. There is no charge to the patron. 
  • For more information call the library at 309/263-2200 or email
  • Visit the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center website at


The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS)

  • The Talking Book and Braille Servicesupports the activities of the Illinois Network of Libraries Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped, part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), in providing excellent public library service to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.
  • Register as a TBBS patron and receive free services through BARD and TBBS.
    Register onlineor call for more information at 1-800-426-0709.


Braille and Audio Reading Download System (BARD)

  • The BARD Download System, allows TBBS patrons with internet access to download audio and braille books and magazines to their home computers and mobile devices (Apple and Android devices)..
  • Before you can use BARD, you must be registered with a braille and talking-book libraryin the NLS network of cooperating libraries.


Large Print Books 

  • Our Large Print book collection for Adults is located near the Help Desk at the library.


Print Enlarger Reading Machine 

  • This magnification device available for use in the library allows printed material to be enlarged onto an adjacent monitor. Material can be viewed in full color, or you can select your own foreground and background display colors to make viewing easier.


Audio Books 

  • Morton Library offers books on CD and 24/7 access to audiobooks through Alliance Digital Media Library (ADML). Choose from hundreds of titles that can be downloaded to your home computer and other supported portable devices. Click here for more information. 
  • For questiona about downloading audiobooks, call the library at 309/263-2200.


Delivery Service 

  • Available to our homebound patrons, if you have a physical condition that prevents you from coming to the library, and don't have anyone who may stop by the library for you, contact the library at 309-263-2200.


Walker or Wheelchair

  • Located near the front door to aid library users who may need assistance getting around the library. Our building is accessible to anyone with physical disabilities.