Special Needs Services Available @ The Central Library

Binford I Can, Too! Center

By Courtney Daly-Pavone May 20, 2021

The Binford I Can, Too! Center at  The San Diego Public Library Downtown offers a range of services for children with special needs. Open seven days a week, The Binford I Can, Too! Center is located in the children's section on the ground floor. 2 hour parking at the library is free (with validation). When visiting, please check in with the librarian at the children's desk for assistance.

Services Offered:

Technology Equipment

  • SARA Reader: short for Scanning and Reading Appliance, this reader works like a computer scanner to recognize text in print materials, translates it into speech then reads the text aloud.
  • Optelec ClearView: a 22" desktop video magnifier. Read books, finish puzzles, look at pictures easily with the touch of a button.
  • EZsee Keyboard: a large print keyboard that provides easy to see computer keys, low profile designs and extra large key legends for greater visibility and efficiency.
  • Adjustable height tables
  • Assistive Mouse/Ball Tracking


  • ZoomText Magnifier: an advanced screen magnification program that enlarges and enhances everything on the computer screen, making your computer easier to see and use.
  • JAWS: as the world's most popular screen reading software, JAWS enables people with vision loss to independently use a computer with a keyboard, speech or Braille display. Tasks such as writing documents, emailing or navigating the internet are made possible with this program.
  • Read & Write: Literacy software used daily to support those with learning difficulties or requiring dyslexia tools. This toolbar assists users with features such as text-to-speech for reading comprehension, handy text and picture dictionaries to broaden vocabulary, providing word predictions to help develop writing skills and more!


  • Book collection in both Large Print and Braille
  • Sensory Integration Kits: For children on the spectrum, our kits are packed with various goodies to channel their energy, regulate emotions and improve concentration.


For other questions or concerns, call 619-238-6664 or email Children's Librarian at

Regular Hours

Monday9:30 a.m - 7 p.m.
Tuesday9:30 a.m - 7 p.m.
Wednesday9:30 a.m - 7 p.m.
Thursday9:30 a.m - 7 p.m.
Friday9:30 a.m - 6 p.m.
Saturday9:30 a.m - 6 p.m.
SundayNoon - 6 p.m.