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Accessibility Information  

   1313  3rd Street
                     Eureka, CA  95501           

                     Getting to the Eureka Main Library by car or bus
Main Library Telephone Numbers    (707)
Circulation Desk: renewals, overdue books, etc. 269-1915
Adult Reference & Information Desk: 269-1905
Children’s Room Desk:  269-1910
Administrative Office: 269-1918
Library hours recording:   269-1900

Hours :  
  Tuesday     NOON  to  5:00 PM

         Map of the First Floor

  Wednesday NOON  to  8:00 PM


  Thursday NOON  to  5:00 PM          Map of the Children's Room 
Friday 10:00 AM  to  5:00 PM



11:00 AM  to  4:00 PM

         Map of the Second Floor 


Friends of the Library:
The Humboldt County Library enjoys tremendous support throughout the County.  "Friends of the Library" organizations exist in nearly every branch library community.  Through the work of the Friends, the library is able to add more books and materials to its collections, offer programs to enhance library services, and much more.  Visit the Friends of the Redwood Libraries web page to see what's going on with the Friends!





Access and Accommodations at the Main Library

The library's programs and services are intended to be accessible to people with disabilities.  Please call if you have questions about access, and please let us know if you require assistance in the library.   Reference desk:  269-1905.







Access Map

Click here to see a map of access features at the Eureka Library.


Here are some of the access features at Eureka's Main Library:


          Library Access 


.  Easy ramp access 

.     Accessible parking spaces near the door and the ramp

.    Bus stop – The closest city bus stops now are Purple Route stops at 6th & O, at the Adorni Center (Waterfront & L St.) and at 3rd & T.   The closest Redwood Transit stops are at 4th and Q on the Southbound route, and 5th and O on the Northbound route.  More detailed bus information and bus stop map.

.  Motorized cart (scooter) with basket - located near the circulation desk where you enter the library;  ask at desk for key. 

.  Elevator access to second floor

.  Wheelchair accessible restrooms

.  Handrails in restrooms 

.  Handrails on all stairways as stair guides


Using Library Materials and Computers

.  Our public computers can be adjusted for use by people who have visual impairments or prefer larger type. Please ask staff for assistance if needed.

 .  Closed captioned videos to check out

.  Descriptive videos to check out

.  Low vision reader to magnify books and other written material

.  Large print books and audio books to check out

. Forgot your reading glasses?  Ask at the Reference desk for a magnifying glass or magnifying sheet.  We may even have a pair of glasses you can use while you are here.


Getting Materials from the State Library

Ask us about the California State Library's Braille and Talking Book Library service.  This service loans audio books and magazines and braille materials  to people who are unable to read conventional print.  They also have digital audio books and digital braille files.  A new feature as of 2012 is descriptive videos and DVDs!  Materials can be sent to your home by mail or downloaded from the internet.  The Reference Librarian can help you connect to this resource.