Barrington Public Library offers two types of magnifiers for patrons to use: a LifeStyle HD magnifier and two RUBY handheld video magnifiers.

LifeStyle HD magnifier 

The LifeStyle HD is an electronic magnifier for people with low vision, courtesy of OLIS (Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services). It is easy to use with various formats for display depending on your visual acuity. No sign-up, anyone can just go over to the table and use it. The magnifier is a self-service standalone machine located in the computer area on the library's first floor. Ask at the Reference Desk for additional information and/or assistance.

RUBY handheld video magnifier 

The RUBY handheld video magnifier helps people who need assistance reading text and seeing document details. This on-the-go video magnifier has a 4.3-inch screen to magnify items from 5 to 10 times the original size. You can view items and read text with ease, even in dark rooms with the built-in LED lighting. RUBY’s slim design supports a wide range of reading needs to help you maintain your independence.

We have two RUBY magnifiers and both can be borrowed for three weeks. There are no holds and no renewals. Limited to one per patron. The RUBY's are checked out from and must be returned to the Circulation Desk. Find the RUBYs in the catalog here

The RUBY magnifiers were generously donated by the Barrington Lions Club.

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