Review Northbrook Public Library
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Northbrook Public Library

Category: Park District/Local Government, Disability-Aware Business, Library, Disability Awareness Trained
Phone number: (847) 272-6224
Location: 1201 Cedar Lane , Northbrook, IL 60062
Website: http://www.northbrook.info
Hours:
M-TH: 9am-9pm
F: 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm

Nearest Transportation Stop: Northbrook Metra station on Shermer
A modern public library with a range of assistive technologies and programs. The staff receive training to work more effectively with people with disabilities.
Disability Aware Features:
  • Adaptive technology
  • Offer products or services for people with disabilities
  • Physically accessible
  • Trained staff
  • Volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities
 
Review Northbrook Public Library
This business has 11 positives and 0 negatives.
Group_Cool_Cats
Group_Cool_Cats
1:36pm 01/13/14
Okay
Okay

The restrooms were accessible and a good size. Although, the elevators were a little too small for certain size wheelchairs. The teen loft was visually stimulating and cool artwork! The parking lot does not provide accesable parking for agency vans or bus's. Overall we enjoyed our time at the library just the size of the elevator was a bit small.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Has employees with disabilities, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Other or suggestions, Did not fit our agency vehicle in parking lot.
jake74
jake74
5:48pm 03/15/13
Great!
Great!

I was at this library earlier today for an event and had a great time! The staff with whom I interacted were great, and the event was very well organized. I hope to come back soon.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Gave me choices, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible
jg
jg
2:13pm 03/15/13
Great!
Great!

The staff was very friendly at our presentation today!

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Asked me if I needed or wanted help, Friendly, Respectful, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
advocate
advocate
5:00pm 04/08/12
Great!
Great!

The Northbrook Library is celebrating Autism Awareness Month by featuring its autism- and disability-related materials, and by offering special programming aimed at siblings and parents. The Library now offers private tours, by appointment. It seems that these efforts are directed at younger patrons, but perhaps in time, there will be greater focus on teen, young adult and older adults who have disabilities. There are a number of outside groups that hold meetings/support groups at the Library, including the Low-Vision Support Group.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Physically accessible, Other or suggestions, Accessible Parking, special programming
basketballguy
basketballguy
10:39pm 02/24/12
Great!
Great!

This is a great public library. They have a lot of cool books. They have great services. It, it a great library.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Friendly, Respectful, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
Sean Manso
Sean Manso
9:34pm 02/13/12
Good
Good

This is a great place to study for a test/quiz. Also, it great that they have show movies every Saturday. This library you can reserved a study room as long as you want once you set up a time and day with the library people.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
Swimmingrules
Swimmingrules
1:25pm 02/11/12
Good
Good

The computer room is very nice. Everyone in the Library Is helpful when you need it. The sign in the libary help you get around. The room is to warm. People in wheelchair are able to get around.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming
IamsexyandIknowit
IamsexyandIknowit
1:21pm 02/11/12
Good
Good

I like the skills computer class I am taking at the Northbrook Public Library

Disability Awareness:   Friendly, Respectful, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Accessible Parking
Tim
Tim
8:14pm 06/22/10

I was recently at the Northbrook Public Library for a meeting for a non profit organization. The employees at the Northbrook Public Library are helpful and friendly. We had our meeting in the computer tech room. When the computer tech room was locked, one of us went to the front desk to get a staff member. The lady at the front desk was helpful and friendly and she let us in. Another time, when I went to the front desk to give them a sign with the logo of the nonprofit organization for the seminar, I asked a lady at the front desk if I could hang the sign up by the door, but the lady said that she'll direct the people to the meeting. I enjoy going to the Northbrook Library. It's a good place to use the internet and read books. The staff let us use the computers in the computer tech room for the meeting. The Northbrook Library is wheelchair accessible and it's a big library. It's fun to look at books there. The Northbrook Public Library is a fun library to go to.

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked to me person-to-person, Friendly, Gave me extra time, Respectful, Helpful when I needed assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible
Carol
Carol
2:12pm 06/25/09

Although I am not a resident of Northbrook, I am very impressed with the facility and will continue to come to the Northbrook Library. I recently attended an instructional seminar regarding jjslist.com in the computer tech room. Every staff member I encountered was helpful and the technology/computer room was extremely functional. Later, the library allowed us to hold a small celebration/reception in their cafe area. Several members of our community who have disabilities were present and were treated with respect and care. Thanks to the Northbrook Library!

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible
ymom
ymom
12:17pm 05/18/09

For many years, the Northbrook Public Library has been a source of information, guidance, and recreation for our son with high-functioning autism and for our family. From help with medical research to materials on our son's latest "special interest" to a special "autism collection" of books and audio-visual materials, to free events and movie screenings, the Library is a place we can go almost any day of the week and almost any time of the day to get out of the house to do something interesting or find something inspiring. The Library offers private sessions with a reference librarian for those who want to explore a topic in depth, and accommodates people with special needs in a wide variety of ways through assistive technology, private study/meetings rooms, materials in its collection, lectures and support-groups, and well-informed and compassionate librarians and administrators. In the near future, the Library plans to offer an occasional "open house" just for members of the disability community, so that children can practice using the library, and so that the librarians can become better informed about the needs of patrons with disabilities and their families. Many area schools and agencies use the library regularly, and people with disabilities work on job skills and volunteer at the Library. We have used many area public libraries, and believe that Northbrook's is among the very best!

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Flexible service, Physically accessible, Other or suggestions, has demonstrated willingness to collaborate with other agencies

 
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