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Serving Special Populations

To be inclusive to all users, a library must actively consider its space and services. Serving Special Populations is designed to guide library staff in planning, implementing, and evaluating services for special populations, offer a range of resources and strategies useful to all size public libraries no matter where they are located in Wisconsin, and provide information unique to Wisconsin.

Overview, Considerations, and Best Practices for Specific Populations

Library Services to Special Populations

This online publication was developed in 2013 and updated in 2016. It is a follow-up to Adults with Special Needs: A Resource and Planning Guide for Wisconsin's Public Libraries and Youth with Special Needs: A Resource and Planning Guide for Wisconsin Public Libraries, published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in 1999 and 2005, respectively.

For questions about this information, contact Tessa Michaelson Schmidt (608) 267-5077