Bayside and Special Services Library, Department of Public Libraries

General Information

Bayside and Special Services Library, Department of Public Libraries
936 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 385 2684

Brief Description

The Bayside and Special Services Library is both an NLS subregional library for the blind and a branch public library. We serve all ages with books in a variety of formats, programs on a variety of topics, and answers to research questions. We also provide services through our web site.
Bayside and Special Services Library has large print and audio-recorded books available for general borrowing. A mobility scooter is available to those who have difficulty walking and standing. Scanners, magnifying and text-to-speech software are available in the computer lab. An audio loop system for persons with impaired hearing is available in the meeting space. Special Services Library serves eligible persons with impaired vision by mailing large print and recorded books and magazines.


Susan Paddock, Manager, Special Services Library,

Services Offered

  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, large-print books, and descriptive dvd's to blind and physically handicapped persons. Monthly programs and a montly book club.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers training in the use of assistive technology.

  • Support Groups
    • Has a monthly support group for people with low vision. Monthly programs are inclusive for anyone and not limited to those with low vision.