The Ferguson Library has an extensive collection of large type books, which includes best-selling fiction and non-fiction as well as other popular titles. Most of the collection is located on the second floor of the Main Library. There is a smaller collection at the Harry Bennett Branch. They are easily located in our catalog. For information about our large type holdings, call 203-351-8221.
- Books on CD and Playaways
The Library has a collection of more 4,000 audiobooks on CDs and on pre-recorded audio players called Playaways. The majority of the collection is located on the lower level of the Main Library, but there is a smaller, popular collection at the Harry Bennett Branch. They are easily located in our catalog. For assistance with this collection, call 203-351-8201.
- Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks
Our collection of digital media can be accessed with the Digital Media link located in the footer of every page of the Library’s website, or with the Ferguson Library app available for Apple devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad), Android devices, Amazon Kindle Fire, Windows 8 phones and Windows 8 tablets. Using your Ferguson Library card, you can download audio books, digital music, ebooks, magazines, and videos onto your computer, tablet or smartphone.
- National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program for circulating braille and audio materials to eligible borrowers, who are unable to use regular printed material because of visual impairment or a physical disability. The materials and free playback equipment needed to read talking books and magazines are sent to borrowers and returned to libraries by postage-free mail. Eligible borrowers can also access books and periodicals through BARD, the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download online service. Detailed information about NLS can be found on their website.