300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

Low Vision

At Baldwin Public Library, we want every one of our patrons to feel welcome — including those who struggle with vision obstacles. That’s why offer various services to create the most fulfilling library experience possible for our vision-impaired patrons. Explore the following options to find one that meets your needs:

Audiobooks: View our sizeable collection of fiction and nonfiction titles on CD in unabridged formats.

eAudiobooks and eBooks: Fiction and nonfiction titles are available to download to your computer or personal device. For more information on these popular materials, visit our eBook or AudioBooks pages

 Large Print Materials: Take your pick from more than 2,000 large-print fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages, including new bestsellers conveniently displayed near our front door. Make selections in person, by phone or email, or by searching our catalog at baldwinlib.org. Those who are physically unable to visit the library may be eligible for our Home Delivery service.
• Magnifiers: Another way we’re trying to meet patrons’ needs is by offering handheld and stand digital or manual magnifiers for checkout. Our manual magnifiers can be checked out for three weeks, with four renewals allowed. Digital magnifiers circulate for one week, also with four renewals allowed. A financial responsibility form must be completed before checking out a digital magnifier. See our available magnifiers below:

• Hand-held rimless magnifier with light
• Standing rectangular magnifier with light and tilt-able glass
• Standing circular magnifier with light
• Hand-held round magnifier with light
• Hand-held rectangular magnifier with light
• Hand-held round magnifier with light
• Ruby hand-held video magnifier
• Ruby hand-held and stand video magnifier
• Smartlux hand-held and stand video magnifier

Need an easier way to read?
The Oakland Talking Book Service @ RHPL can help! Residents of Oakland County may qualify for FREE Talking Book Library services if your ability to read is affected by:

• Vision impairment
• Inability to hold a book
• Reading disability

This free service, administered by the Rochester Hills Public Library, loans talking books and magazines, large-print books, Braille and talking book players to eligible Oakland County residents of all ages. All materials are mailed at no cost as Free Matter for the Blind. For more information and to apply, visit otbs.rhpl.org or call 1-800- 774-4542. OTBS@RHPL is located at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd. in downtown Rochester.

Location - View Map

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

 

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:30am - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday
9:30am -5:30pm

Sunday
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Baldwin Public Library

300 W. Merrill St.

Birmingham, MI 48009

248-647-1700

Check Out Our Digital Services

 

Baldwin has thousands of titles that you can watch, read, and listen to on your computer or mobile device - all without having to set foot in the library.

2 Hours Free Parking in Chester Street Deck.

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

Monday to Thursday

9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday

12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Library Closed

 

November 22 - Closing at 5:30 pm

November 23 - Thanksgiving

December 24 - Christmas Eve

December 25 - Christmas Day

January 1 - New Year's Day

January 15 - Open for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

April 1 - Easter

May 26-28 - Memorial Day Weekend

July 4 - Independence Day

September 1-3 - Labor Day Weekend

 

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