Libraries for the Blind and Physically Disabled
U.S. Library programs
- Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
We are located on the campus of Alabama School for the Blind in Talladega, Alabama. We are also a Sub-regional Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, administrating the federal lending program for qualifying residents of Coosa, Talladega and St. C
- Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Through a cooperative network within the Library of Congress/National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped brings special format reading materials, playback equipment and other library resources to qualifying users.
- Alabama: Tuscaloosa Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
The Tuscaloosa Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries serving people for whom conventional print is a barrier. This FREE library service is administered and funded by the Na
- Alaska State Library Talking Book Center
The Alaska State Library Talking Book Center is a cooperative effort between the National Library Service and the Alaska State Library to provide print handicapped Alaskans with talking book and Braille service.
- Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library
Mission: To provide books, magazines and other library resources in alternate formats for all Arizona residents whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the use of conventional print materials.
- Arkansas Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ARLBPH provides popular books and magazines in special long playing recorded format (cassette) to patrons in 60 of the state’s 75 counties and in Braille to all eligible Arkansans.
- California State Braille and Talking Book Library
The California State Library loans braille, cassette and digital talking books, magazines and playback equipment to northern Californians unable to read conventional print.
- California: Braille Institute Library Services
Braille Institute’s Library Services—the Southern California branch of the National Library Service (NLS), a network coordinated by the Library of Congress-provides free books, periodicals and other texts in braille and recorded formats. With a Reader Adv
- California: Fresno Library Talking Book Library for the Blind
The Talking Book Library for the Blind, which opened in 1975, serves as a subregional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Though we are a branch of the Fresno County Library, we serve patrons in four counties:
- California: San Francisco Public Library: Library for the Blind and Print Disabled
Accessible books and adaptive reading equipment for San Francisco, California.
- Colorado Talking Book Library
A free service to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. CTBL provides recorded, Braille and large-print books and magazines as well as a small
- Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
The Library provides free mail loan of recorded and Braille books and magazines and necessary playback equipment to eligible state residents unable to read conventional print because of a visual or physical disability. Additional materials of interest to
- Delaware Library Access Services
Since 1971, Delaware Library Access Services (formerly, the Delaware Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) has provided books in Braille and audio books in accessible formats for the blind and physically handicapped residents of Delaware.
- District of Columbia: DC Public Library Adaptive Services Division
The DC Public Library, through its Adaptive Services Division, helps the deaf community, visually impaired, older adults, veterans and injured service people better use the library.
- Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services
The Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services provides information and reading materials needed by Florida residents who are unable to use standard print as the result of visual, physical, or reading disabilities, loaning Braille and rec
- Florida: Brevard County Libraries: Talking Books Library
Brevard County Talking Books Library is a Sub-Regional Library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. This federal program provides unabridged books and magazines on 4-track tapes as well as the machines to play them.
- Florida: Broward County Talking Book Library
The Broward County Talking Book Library, located in the Main Library, provides recorded and Braille reading material to people who cannot use print books because of a visual or physical disability. Books and magazines on tape, materials in Braille, and pr
- Florida: Jacksonville Public Library: Talking Books/Special Needs Library
Talking Books materials are mailed to readers postage free and return postage is free. The special equipment needed for this service is lent to customers at no charge.
- Florida: Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library: Hillsborough County Talking Book Library
The Hillsborough Talking Book Library is a subregional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. This free program provides recorded and braille books and magazines to people who are blind, visually impaired or phys
- Florida: Lee County Talking Books Library
Talking Books are books and magazines recorded for people who need to “hear” their reading. Talking Books are played on special players provided free by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (a division of the Library of Co
- Florida: Miami-Dade Public Library System: Talking Books Library
The Talking Books Library loans Braille and audio books and magazines, along with a player, FREE by mail to persons who have difficulty reading or using printed books and other materials because of blindness, or visual, physical, or reading disabilities.
- Florida: Orange County Library System: Talking Book Section
The Orange County Library System welcomes persons with special needs. The Library is committed to providing equal access to information and materials to all users.
- Florida: Palm Beach County Library Annex: Talking Books
The Talking Books Library is a special service of the Palm Beach County Library and a part of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. We lend Talking Books along with special cassette tape players, free-o
- Florida: Pinellas Talking Book Library
The Pinellas Talking Book Library’s mission is to encourage and support reading by providing free library services to residents for whom conventional print is a barrier.
- Florida: West Florida Public Library: Talking Book Library
As a Subregional Talking Book Library, the West Florida Public Library System offers free service by mail to blind and physically handicapped adults and children who have difficulty reading ordinary print or holding or turning the pages of a book.
- National Library Service (NLS)
- New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center
The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) provides free public library service to New Jersey residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical handicap or a learning di
- New York: Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
The Andrew Heiskell Library provides braille and special format audio books and magazines for people who are physically unable to read standard print and live in New York City or Long Island, NY.