Accessibility Contact Information

For questions about accessibility and requests for accommodations please contact:


The Library Building

An elevator within the library provides access to all floors and an elevator in the portico runs between the main floor and ground level. Quiet study areas are located towards the back of the stack area on the main floor and mezzanine.

Learn more about the library building:


Forbes Library is committed to providing universal access to our events. Please contact us with any questions or requests.

For events about accessibility, please see our calendar of accessibility related programs.

Assistive Technology

List of Assistive Technology at Forbes

Delivery Services

Forbes Library delivers books to library patrons in Northampton. Learn more on our Delivery Services page.

Proxy Borrowers

Eligible borrowers may assign proxy borrowers to perform library transactions on their behalf.

Technology Help

One-on-one appointments are available. You can make an appointment online or call 413-587-1012. We can help you learn to use ebooks, phones, tablets, computers, and other technology. Please feel free to suggest a topic. We will help if we can.

More Services

Advisory Board

The Forbes Library Accessibility Advisory Board is made up of local disability and accessibility experts and community members with disabilities. The board advises the library on how to make its services more accessible. Anyone may take part in advisory board meetings.