Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on Sunday.

Read our tribute.


Libraries Library services for visually impaired people

Our libraries offer services for those with a visual impairment, including:

  • Advice on stock which is available in an accessible format, i.e. spoken word, large print or e-book
  • Information on specialist libraries such as CALIBRE, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) libraries and the ebook library.
  • Computers with Supernova software, used to magnify text or convert it to speech, giving access to standard Microsoft products and the Internet
  • Extended time allowance using computers.

We also offer additional services at North City library and Central library to help you access information independently or with the help of library staff.

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