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Device Lending Libraries

Photo of two people using an assistive listening device.
Two people using an assistive listening device.

Ability Tools operates a Device Lending Library program throughout California. The following agencies contract with Ability Tools to provide short-term loans of assistive devices and gadgets that can help you live independently. Whether your need is temporary or you would just like to try out some devices before you buy, our Device Lending Libraries can provide free, short-term loans for up to 30 days of equipment such as portable ramps, AAC devices, magnifiers, computer software and more.

Device Lending Libraries can ship most items to borrowers throughout California. To see what devices are available, visit the AT Exchange.


Find a Device Lending Library near you by clicking on one of the cities below:

Disability Action Center (DAC)

Location & Phone:1161 East Avenue • Chico, CA 95926
800-464-8527 / 530-893-8527 TTY • 530-893-8574 FAX

Website:http://actionctr.org

Contact: Deborah Uhl
deborah@actionctr.org

Center for Applied Rehabilitation Technology (CART)

Location & Phone:7601 East Imperial Highway • Downey, CA 90242
562-401-6813 • 562-803-8892 FAX

Website:http://rancho.org

Contact: Diana Stearns
dstearns@dhs.lacounty.gov

FREED Center for Independent Living (FREED)

Location & Phone:2059 Nevada City Hwy, #102 • Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-3333 / (530) 477-8194 TTY • (530) 477-8184 FAX

Website:http://freed.org

Contact: Jeff Samco
jeff@freed.org

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL)

Location & Phone:439 A Street • Hayward, CA 94541
510-881-5743 / 510-881-0218 TTY • 510-881-1593 FAX

Website:http://crilhayward.org

Contact: Vacant at this time.
Vacant at this time.

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)

Location & Phone:1000 G St Suite 100 • Sacramento, CA 95814
800-390-2699 / 800-900-0706 TTY • 916-325-1699 FAX

Website:http://abilitytools.org

Contact: Emily Flynn
info@abilitytools.org

Central Coast Center for Independent Living (CCCIL)

Location & Phone:318 Cayuga Street, Suite 208 • Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 757-2968 / (831) 757-3949 TTY • (831) 757-5549 FAX

Website:http://cccil.org

Contact: Brenda Cardoza
bcardoza@ccil.org

Rolling Start Center for Independent Living (RSI)

Location & Phone:1955 S. Hunts Lane • San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 890-9516 • (909) 890-9517 FAX

Website:http://rollingstart.com

Contact: Kevin Bujo
kbujo@rollingstart.com

SDATC San Diego Assistive Technology Center (UCPSD)

Location & Phone:6162 Mission Gorge Rd, Suite F • San Diego, CA 92120
858-278-5420 • 619-282-5133 FAX

Website:http://ucpsdtechcenter.org

Contact: Joy L. Cole
sdatc@ucpsd.org

Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF)

Location & Phone:825 Howard Street, Street Level • San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 543-6222 / (415) 543-6698 TTY • (415) 543-6318 FAX

Website:http://ilrcsf.org

Contact: Walter Delson
walter@ilrsf.org

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)

Location & Phone:2202 N. 1st Street • San Jose, CA 95131
408.894.9041 / 408-894-9012 TTY • 408.894.9050 FAX

Website:http://svilc.org

Contact: Joe Escalante
joee@svilc.org

Central Coast Assistive Technology Center (CCATC)

Location & Phone:3450 Broad Street #111 • San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-549-7420 / 805-549-7424 TTY • 805-549-7423 FAX

Website:http://ccatc.org

Contact: Paul Mortola
slomortola@aol.com

Assistive Technology Exchange Center (ATEC)

Location & Phone:1601 East Saint Andrew Place • Santa Ana, CA 92705
714-361-6200 / 714-543-1873 TTY

Website:http://www.ocgoodwill.org/changing-lives/assistive-technology-exchange-center

Contact: Ivan Medina
ivanm@ocgoodwill.org