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Assistive Listening Devices

Morris County Library is a regional Deaf Resource Center. Services include:


The Northwest Jersey Assn of the Deaf, Inc (NWJAD) and the Higgs Family Foundation have donated the ASL Access Video Collection of 200 videos to our library. The Clifford R. Rowley ASL Video Collection, now held in only two other public libraries in the country, includes children’s stories, original ASL poetry, comedy, drama, translations of classic literature, biographies and ASL instruction films. The collection honors Cliff Rowley for his strong leadership and volunteer work in establishing programs and services for the deaf.

Hardware for the Hearing and Visually Impaired

  • closed caption decoders
  • comtex wireless auditory assistance kit
  • conference microphones
  • hearing helper personal FM systems
  • listen-aiders (amplification units)
  • microloop assistive-listening system
  • Perkins brailler (braille typewriter)
  • personal PA value pack systems
  • pocket talkers (personal amplifiers)
  • portable phone amplifier
  • TTY units

Borrowing Equipment

All items have a 14-day loan period, with a one-time renewal. All items are available to Morris County library card holders, or via Open Borrowing for out-of-county library cards. All items are only available via in-person pick-up. (Morris County does not ship any AV hardware.)

For more information call the Music & Media Department at 973-285-6979.