Lending Library

Pennsylvania’s Assistive Technology Lending Library is a free service which enables Pennsylvania residents of all ages and with any type of disability to try a variety of assistive technology (AT) devices in order to determine what device is best suited to their needs.

The inventory of PA’s Assistive Technology Lending Library consists of AT devices which can be easily shipped, do not require installation or permanent modifications, and do not involve weight bearing.

You can learn more about the devices and how to borrow them at one of nine regional Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs), of which UCP Central PA is one.

ATRC staff are on hand to help if:

  • You don't know what you need.
  • You need help in learning to use the device.
  • You would like to see a demonstration of one or more devices.
  • You successfully try a device and need help in acquiring it for your own use.

There is a wide selection of devices available for you to borrow, including those that can help you:

  • Communicate with others.
  • Control your environment.
  • Hear what others are saying.
  • Perform everyday activities.

How the Assistive Technology Lending Library Works

Contact UCP Central PA for an application to borrow equipment. Return your completed Assistive Technology Lending Library application to UCP. After your application is received, you will be informed of an approximate shipping date. Your device will be delivered to you, and is yours to use for the specified loan period. When the loan period is over, the device will be picked up and returned to the Lending Library. There is no cost to you for pick up or delivery of the device.

For more information, please contact:

Jackie Wardle, MS, ATP
Assistive Technology Specialist
UCP Central PA
Voice: 717-737-3477 * Fax: 717-737-9017
TTY: 717-737-0158 * Toll free: 800-998-4827

The Institute on Disabilities is PA’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Service at Temple University. PA’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) is a program of the Institute on Disabilities. PIAT is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended.