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George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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East Library and Recreation Center
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch Library
Sunday: Closed
Northeast Branch Library
Sunday: Closed
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Seniors

Seniors

Seniors

This area of the library website contains information and activities of special interest to the senior adult community. A helpful tip for using this page: If the font is too small for easy readability, press Control + on your keyboard. Control – will decrease the font size.

Books on Wheels

Books on Wheels is a free outreach service to our community’s most isolated residents. Every Books on Wheels visit is a chance for participants to have access to library books and socialize with library volunteers and/or staff.

Homebound Delivery

If you or a loved one cannot physically visit the Library, sign up for Homebound Delivery. This new service will deliver materials to your door.

Apply for Homebound Delivery here.

Service to Residential Facilities

Books on Wheels

This service is available at select senior housing facilities within Arlington city limits. Volunteers or library staff deliver library materials to participants to borrow. Individuals have the choice to request items or have items selected for them.

Books on Wheels visits happen monthly.

Current Participating Retirement Centers:

Volunteer With Us

Interested in volunteering for our Books on Wheels program?

Find out more about being a Books on Wheels volunteer here.

Visit the Arlington Public Library’s volunteer page for more volunteer opportunities or to get started.

Low Vision Services

man with glasses

Services available to you as an Arlington Public Library patron with low vision includes a variety of materials and assistive equipment which can be used within the library or checked out. Recognizing that low vision needs vary from patron to patron, Arlington Public Library staff are available to meet with patrons who have questions about library and community services for residents with low vision. Please contact us at (817) 458-6900 or through our one-on-one appointment service. Click this link to find about more Accessibility Service.

At every Arlington Library location, you can find:
  • Large Print Books
    Over 7,000 titles of large print books can be found throughout our library system. 

  • DVS Videos
    A description of the action on the video is integrated into the recording

  • Audiobooks
    On CD, MP3-CD or downloadable audiobooks through Libby and Hoopla

  • Magnifiers
    Each library location has a magnifying lamp, conveniently located at a study table and ready to use. They feature 2X magnification, a 5X spot lens, and LED illumination.


Additional services and resources:

Library Catalog Large Text
Look for the “Large Text” tab in the top left corner of the screen

Braille materials for children and adults
Over 70 books for adults and over 400 children’s books

CCTV
Available at the Ron Wright Lake Arlington Branch at 4000 W Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76016.

Kurzweil 1000


Other Free Services From Our Partners

Talking Book Program – Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Similar to a public library, they have over 80,000 titles available in a wide variety of categories, including classics, romances, science fiction, mysteries, westerns, children’s selections, and more.  Books are available on digital cartridge, Braille, large print, and audiocassette. Magazines are available through digital download, cassette, Braille and large print.

Best of all, books may be downloaded from the Internet or delivered right to your door through the mail free of charge. Make your selections from a variety of catalogs or let one of their reader consultants assist you. To begin using their free service, you need to complete an application and have it certified.

Useful Links

Active Retirement

Advocacy

Animals

Assisted Living

Brain Games

Career

Eldercare and Nutrition

Federal Government Resources

Finances

Health

Housing

Legal Services

Local Senior Centers

Local Services

Low Vision and Adaptive Services

Tax Assistance and Other Services

Technology Training

Transportation and Travel

Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events for Seniors

Public Wifi Connection Down

All library locations are currently without public wifi connection abilities. Public computers and other services are still available.