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Library Resources for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Washington 2011

A Directory with Budget, Staff, and Collections Information and FY 2009 and FY 2010 Statistics on Readership and Circulation

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Appendixes

The appendixes are not available on-line but are part of the printed directory. Use the online NLS Reference Publications Order Form to request a print copy of the directory.

National Library Service

A free national library service providing recorded and braille materials to blind and physically handicapped persons is administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. Under a special exemption of the U.S. copyright law and with the cooperation of authors and publishers who grant permission to use noncovered copyrighted works, NLS selects and produces full-length books and magazines in audio and braille format. The reading materials produced are then distributed to a cooperating network of regional and subregional libraries that circulate them to eligible borrowers by postage-free mail. Digital talking books and magazines are available for download via the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service. Braille books, magazines, and music materials are also available for download via Web-Braille. Network libraries also offer reference, readers' advisory, and other services.

Established by an act of Congress in 1931 to serve blind adults, the program was expanded in 1952 to include children, and again in 1966 by Public Law 89-522 to include individuals with physical impairments that prevent the reading of standard print. Fifty-six regional and fifty-two subregional libraries are currently part of the network, serving all parts of the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Playback equipment is loaned free for use with books and magazines recorded in digital format on flash-memory cartridges or on cassette at 1-7/8 and 15/16 ips. Accessories supplied upon request for the digital talking-book machine include an adapter to facilitate the use of commercial USB flash drives, an adapter for using NLS headphones, and a pillow speaker. Accessories available for the cassette machines include a breath switch, an extension lever, a pillow speaker, and a remote-control unit. Libraries and other designated machine-lending agencies serve as distribution points for playback equipment and accessories.

Applications for library service from eligible persons or institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes are made directly to the network library or machine-lending agency serving a particular geographic area. Application forms, demonstration equipment, and sample reading materials are available in many local public libraries.

U.S. citizens living abroad receive service directly from NLS and should apply to the Network Services Section. Direct service is not extended to individuals outside the United States and its territories and possessions who are not U.S. citizens; however, international interlibrary loans with foreign agencies or libraries serving blind or physically handicapped users may be arranged with NLS.

Music services are provided by the NLS Music Section, which has an extensive collection of music scores, books, and instructional materials in braille, large print, and recorded media. Through its Reference Section, NLS serves as a national information resource on various aspects of disability.

The second section of this directory includes the libraries that are part of the Affiliated Library Consortium. These libraries offer books that are produced following or approximating current NLS standards, submit cooperative cataloging on the titles they are willing to lend for inclusion in the NLS Union Catalog, work with NLS and its network to provide service to blind and physically handicapped residents of the United States, produce books in audio and braille and other appropriate formats for use by eligible readers, and make materials available free of charge to eligible readers. Eligible readers are defined as those individuals eligible for library services coordinated by NLS.

Section three includes a number of not-for-profit organizations and volunteer groups that are not part of the NLS network but also provide reading materials in special media on loan to print-handicapped individuals. Criteria for inclusion of these organizations in this directory are: services offered nationwide; a book collection sufficiently broad in subject matter to be of general interest; a minimum of two hundred titles available on loan; and circulation on the basis of free loan or for a minimal fee to cover basic costs. As additional organizations meeting these criteria become known, they will be included in future editions of this directory.

How to use the directory

NLS network libraries and machine-lending agencies are arranged alphabetically by state. Within each state, the regional library appears first, followed by subregional libraries (if any) listed alphabetically by city. In several states, two regional libraries have been established; in these instances, the specific service area of each library is shown.

The NLS network library and machine-lending agency information contained in the body of the directory and in Appendix I was taken from updates to an online database submitted by each network library and machine-lending agency. This information was current as of June 8, 2011. The most up-to-date contact information for NLS libraries is available in "Find a Library" at www.loc.gov/nls/find.html. The readership and circulation statistics in Appendix II are for federal fiscal year (October–September) 2009. The readership and circulation statistics in Appendix III are for federal fiscal year (October–September) 2010. Free print copies of the directory are available to libraries and organizations by contacting the NLS Reference Section.

Since the fall of 2001, security precautions have made mail delivery by the United States Postal Service to the address listed below sporadic. For faster service, please e-mail your request to nlsref@loc.gov, fax it to (202) 707-0712, or call it in to (202) 707-5100.

Reference Section
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20542

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States

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Guam

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

U.S. Citizens Abroad

Utah

Vermont

Virgin Islands

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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Alabama

Regional Library

Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
6030 Monticello Drive
Montgomery, AL36130-6000
Telephone: (334) 213-3921 or (334) 213-3906
Toll-free: 800-392-5671
Fax: (334) 213-3993 or (334) 213-3960
E-mail: revans@apls.state.al.us
Website: http://webmini.apls.state.al.us/apls_web/apls/apls/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Alabama (62 of 67 counties); braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Ruth D. Evans
Machine agency contact: Ruth D. Evans
Library code: AL1A
Hours: 8:00B–5:00 MB–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Braille, local subjects and authors, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Subregional Libraries

Department for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Houston-Love Memorial Library
PO Box1369
Dothan, AL 36302
Bulk mail: 212 West Burdeshaw Street
Dothan, AL 36302
Telephone: (334) 793-9767
TDD: (334) 793-9767
Fax: (334) 793-6645
E-mail: myers_e14@yahoo.com
Serves: Houston County
Librarian: Emily Myers
Library code: AL1D
Hours: 9:00B–9:00 M, T, Th; 9:00B–6:00 W, F; 9:00B–5:00 Sat; 1:00B–5:00 Sun
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Huntsville Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
PO Box443
Huntsville, AL 35804
Bulk mail: 915 Monroe Street SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Telephone: (256) 532-5980 or (256) 532-5981
Fax: (256) 532-5994
E-mail: blipscomb@hmcpl.org or bphdept@hmcpl.org
Website: http://hmcpl.org/departments Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Madison County
Librarian: Bobby R. Lipscomb
Library code: AL1E
Hours: 9:00B–4:30 MB–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Braille, print/braille books, tactile maps
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, page turner, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Dial-up news or book services, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Library and Resource Center for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
705 South Street
PO Box698
Talladega, AL 35161
Telephone: (256) 761-3237 or (256) 761-3337
Toll-free: 800-848-4722
Fax: (256) 761-3561
E-mail: Lacy.Teresa@aidb.state.al.us or Fowler.Carol@aidb.state.al.us
Website: http://www.aidb.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Coosa, St. Clair, and Talladega counties
Librarian: Teresa Lacy
Library code: AL1I
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection, textbooks in braille, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braille-translation software (Duxbury, Megadots), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), Franklin Language Master, hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Alaska

Regional Library

Alaska State Library
Talking Book Center
344 West Third Avenue, Suite 125
Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: (907) 269-6575
Toll-free: 800-776-6566
Fax: (907) 269-6580
E-mail: Patience.Frederiksen@alaska.gov
Website: http://www.library.state.ak.us/dev/tbc.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Alaska; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Patience Frederiksen
Machine agency contact: Patience Frederiksen
Library code: AK1A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Print reference collection
Assistive devices: Hardware-software for hard-copy large print, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Publications: Patron newsletter

Arizona

Regional Library

Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library
1030 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Telephone: (602) 255-5578
Toll-free: 800-255-5578
Fax: (602) 286-0444
E-mail: btbl@lib.az.us
Website: http://www.lib.az.us/braille/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Arizona; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Linda A. Montgomery
Machine agency contact: Michael Usrey
Library code: AZ1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, braille, children's books, foreign-language books (Spanish), local subjects and authors, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, screen-enlarging software
Special services: Book discussion group, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Arkansas

Regional Library

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
900 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR72201-3108
Telephone: (501) 682-1155
Toll-free: 866-660-0885
TDD: (501) 682-1002
Fax: (501) 682-1529
E-mail: nlsbooks@Library.Arkansas.gov or jd@Library.Arkansas.gov
Website: http://www.library.arkansas.gov/LibraryForTheBlind/Pages/default.aspx Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Arkansas
Librarian: John D. Hall
Machine agency contact: Margie Lentz
Library code: AR1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Assistive devices: Closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader
Special services: Children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

California, Southern California

Regional Library

Braille Institute
Library Services
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA90029-3594
Telephone: (323) 663-1111, ext. 500 or (323) 660-3880
Toll-free: 800-808-2555
Fax: (323) 662-2440
E-mail: bils@braillelibrary.org
Website: http://www.braillelibrary.org/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties
Librarian: Henry C. Chang
Machine agency contact: Ivan G. Johnson
Library code: CA2A
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, foreign-language books (French, German, Russian, Spanish), local subjects and authors, print reference collection, tactile maps, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, Optacon, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, new patron workshops, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

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California, Northern California

Regional Library

Braille and Talking Book Library
California State Library
900 N Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 654-0640
Toll-free: 800-952-5666
Fax: (916) 654-1119
E-mail: btbl@library.ca.gov
Website: http://www.btbl.ca.gov
Serves: Northern California
Librarian: Mike L. Marlin
Machine agency contact: Marian D. Broom
Library code: CA1A
Hours: 9:30–4:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille-translation software (Megadots), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, paperless braille display
Special services: Dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials

Subregional Libraries

Talking Book Library for the Blind
Fresno County Public Library
Ted Wills Community Center
770 North San Pablo Avenue
Fresno, CA93728-3640
Telephone: (559) 488-3217
Toll-free: 800-742-1011
TDD: (559) 488-1642
Fax: (559) 488-1971
E-mail: sean.aragon@fresnolibrary.org
Website: http://www.fresnolibrary.org/tblb Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Fresno, Kings, Madera, and Tulare counties
Librarian: Sean Aragon
Library code: CA1B
Hours: 9:30–5:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, children's books (Spanish), unabridged digital audiobooks
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Library for the Blind and Print Disabled
San Francisco Public Library
Civic Center
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 557-4253
Fax: (415) 557-4375
E-mail: lbpd@sfpl.org or mgoddard@sfpl.org
Website: http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=0200002301 Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: San Francisco
Librarian (acting): Marti Goddard
Library code: CA1C
Hours: 1:00–6:00 M, Th; 10:00–6:00 T, W; 12:00–6:00 F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's books, foreign-language books, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, tactile maps, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output, talking sign receivers
Special services: Braille on request, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Colorado

Regional Library

Colorado Talking Book Library
180 Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80226-8097
Telephone: (303) 727-9277
Toll-free: 800-685-2136
Fax: (303) 727-9281
E-mail: ctbl.info@cde.state.co.us
Website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/ctbl Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Colorado
Librarian: Debbi MacLeod
Machine agency contact: Karry Moon
Library code: CO1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Connecticut

Regional Library

Connecticut State Library
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
198 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Telephone: (860) 721-2020
Toll-free: 800-842-4516
Fax: (860) 721-2056
E-mail: csl.lbph@ct.gov or carol.taylor@ct.gov
Website: http://www.cslib.org/lbph.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Connecticut
Librarian: Carol A. Taylor
Machine agency contact: Gordon Reddick
Library code: CT1A
Hours: 9:00–3:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Local subjects and authors
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), optical character reader
Special services: Volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials

Delaware

Regional Library

Delaware Division of Libraries
Delaware Library Access Services
121 Duke of York Street
Dover, DE 19901
Telephone: (302) 739-4748
Toll-free: 800-282-8676
TDD: (302) 739-4748
Fax: (302) 739-6787
E-mail: john.phillos@state.de.us or debph@lib.de.us
Website: http://www.state.lib.de.us/Collection_Development/LBPH/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Delaware; braille readers receive service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Librarian: John Phillos
Machine agency contact: John Phillos
Library code: DE1A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Local subjects and authors
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

District of Columbia

Regional Library

Adaptive Services Division
DC Public Library
901 G Street NW
Room 215
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 727-2142 or (202) 727-2270
TDD: (202) 727-2255
Fax: (202) 727-1129
E-mail: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov
Website: http://www.dclibrary.org/services/adaptiveservices Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: District of Columbia; braille readers receive service from Massachusetts
Librarian: Venetia V. Demson
Machine agency contact: Bernard Harrison Jr.
Library code: DC1A
Hours: 12:00–9:00 M,T; 9:30–5:30 W–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, local subjects and authors, Playaway audiobooks, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced cassette
Assistive devices: Audio loop, braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), headtracker, magnifier, optical character reader, pocket talker, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

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Florida

Regional Library

Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services
421 Platt Street
Daytona Beach, FL32114-2803
Bulk mail: 420 Platt Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32198-0001
Telephone: (386) 239-6000
Toll-free: 800-226-6075
Fax: (386) 239-6069
E-mail: susan.roberts@dbs.fldoe.org
Website: http://dbs.myflorida.com/library/index.php Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Florida
Librarian: Susan Roberts
Machine agency contact: Al McPherson
Library code: FL1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, children's books, foreign-language books (Spanish), local subjects and authors, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced braille and cassettes
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Subregional Libraries

Lee County Talking Books Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard North
Cape Coral, FL 33993-7758
Telephone: (239) 995-2665
Toll-free: 800-854-8195
TDD: (239) 995-2665
Fax: (239) 995-1681
E-mail: talkingbooks@leegov.com
Website: http://www.library.lee-county.com/library/progserv/ssvcs/tb.htm
Serves: Lee County
Librarian: Karin McLeish-Delgado
Library code: FL1J
Hours: 10:00–6:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Pinellas Talking Book Library
1330 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755-5103
Telephone: (727) 441-9958
Toll-free: 866-619-9568
Fax: (727) 441-9068
E-mail: mbrown@pplc.us or aingram@pplc.us
Website: http://www.pplc.us/tbl/
Serves: Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota counties
Librarian: Mary Brown
Library code: FL1M
Hours: 9:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, Bi-Folkal kits, braille, print reference collection, self-playing digital audiobook, sports equipment and games, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Children's summer reading program, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Brevard County Libraries
Talking Books Library
308 Forrest Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922-7781
Telephone: (321) 633-1810 or (321) 633-1811
TDD: (321) 633-1838
Fax: (321) 633-1838
E-mail: dmartin@brev.org
Website: http://www.mylibraryworld.com/pages/learn/disabled/index.php Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Brevard County
Librarian: Debra A. Martin
Library code: FL1K
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, foreign-language books (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish), print reference collection, tactile maps, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, page turner
Special services: Adult summer reading program, book club, book discussion group, braille on request, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Broward County Talking Book Library
100 South Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: (954) 357-7555 or (954) 357-8687
TDD: (954) 357-7528
Fax: (954) 357-7420
E-mail: wdraper@browardlibrary.org or talkingbooks@browardlibrary.org
Website: http://www.broward.org/Library/MYLIBRARYONLINE/Pages/TalkingBookLibrary.aspx Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Broward County
Librarian: Wayne Draper
Library code: FL1H
Hours: 10:00–6:00 M, Th, F; 12:00–8:00 T, W
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, radio for radio reading service, speech input or output
Special services: Volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Talking Books/Special Needs Library
Jacksonville Public Library
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Telephone: (904) 630-1999 or (904) 630-0344
Fax: (904) 630-0604
E-mail: jerryr@coj.net
Website: http://jpl.coj.net/lib/talkingbooks.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Duval County
Librarian: Jonathan A. Reynolds
Machine agency contact: Jonathan A. Reynolds
Library code: FL1B
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, Bi-Folkal kits, braille, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software
Special services: Book club, braille on request, dial-up news or book services, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Talking Books
Palm Beach County Library Annex
Mil-Lake Plaza
4639 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33463
Telephone: (561) 649-5500
Toll-free: 888-780-5151
Fax: (561) 649-5402
E-mail: smedleys@pbclibrary.org
Website: http://www.pbclibrary.org/outreach-talkingbooks.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Palm Beach County
Librarian: Sarah Smedley
Library code: FL1G
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos
Special services: Adult summer reading program, book club, book discussion group, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Talking Books Library
Miami-Dade Public Library System
2455 NW 183rd Street
Miami, FL 33056-3641
Telephone: (305) 751-8687
Toll-free: 800-451-9544
TDD: (305) 474-7258
Fax: (305) 757-8401
E-mail: moyerb@mdpls.org or talkingbooks@mdpls.org
Website: http://www.mdpls.org/services/outreach/talk_books.asp Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
Librarian: Barbara L. Moyer
Library code: FL1C
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Braille, print/braille books, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Orange County Library System
Talking Book Section
101 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32801
Telephone: (407) 835-7464
TDD: (407) 835-7641
Fax: (407) 835-7642
E-mail: bachowski.donna@ocls.info
Website: http://www.ocls.info/About/assistiveServices.asp Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Orange County
Librarian: Donna Bachowski
Library code: FL1D
Hours: 9:00–8:00 M–Th; 9:00–6:00 F, Sat; 1:00–6:00 Sun
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Assistive devices: Closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), screen-enlarging software, speech input or output

West Florida Public Library
Talking Book Library
200 West Gregory Street
Pensacola, FL 32502-4822
Telephone: (850) 471-6000 or (850) 471-6980
Fax: (850) 436-5039
E-mail: mthacker@ci.pensacola.fl.us or svoss@ci.pensacola.fl.us
Website: http://www.cityofpensacola.com/library/page.asp?pid=5037
Serves: Escambia County (no longer serving Santa Rosa County)
Librarian: Melissa Thacker
Library code: FL1L
Hours: 10:00–4:00 T–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Assistive devices: Magnifier, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Dial-up news or book services, volunteer services

Hillsborough County Talking Book Library
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library
3910 South Manhattan Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611-1214
Telephone: (813) 272-6024
TDD: (813) 272-6305
Fax: (813) 272-6072
E-mail: talkingbooks@hillsboroughcounty.org
Website: http://hcplc.org/hcplc/locations/tbl/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Hillsborough County
Librarian: Judi Iglesias or Peggy Hupe
Library code: FL1F
Hours: 10:00–5:00 M–W, F; 12:00–5:00 Th
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, braille, local subjects and authors, miscellaneous media
Assistive devices: Closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter 

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Georgia

Regional Library

Georgia Library for Accessible Services (GLASS)
1150 Murphy Avenue SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Telephone: (404) 756-4619 or (404) 756-4476
Toll-free: 800-248-6701
Fax: (404) 756-4618
E-mail: glass@georgialibraries.org or bwilliams@georgialibraries.org
Website: http://www.georgialibraries.org/public/glass.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Baker, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Hall, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, and Webster counties; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Stella Cone
Machine agency contact: Lamar Robinson
Library code: GA1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Subregional Libraries

Talking Book Center
Augusta Subregional Library
East Central Georgia Regional Library
823 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Telephone: (706) 821-2625
Fax: (706) 724-6762
E-mail: talkbook@ecgrl.org
Website: http://www.ecgrl.public.lib.ga.us/lbph.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliafferro, Warren, and Wilkes counties
Librarian: Teresa Cole
Library code: GA1D
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Bainbridge Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Southwest Georgia Regional Library
301 South Monroe Street
Bainbridge, GA 39819-4029
Telephone: (229) 248-2680
Toll-free: 800-795-2680
TDD: (229) 248-2665
Fax: (229) 248-2670
E-mail: lbph@swgrl.org
Website: http://www.swgrl.org/handicap.php Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Baker, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Webster, and Worth counties
Librarian: Susan S. Whittle
Library code: GA1E
Hours: 8:30–5:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, programs for adults with disabilities, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, SW Georgia Regional Library newsletter, subject bibliographies

Three Rivers Talking Book Center
Brunswick-Glynn County Regional Library
208 Gloucester Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
Telephone: (912) 580-4315 or (912) 580-4328
Toll-free: 866-833-2878
Fax: (912) 267-9597
E-mail: jwendt@trrl.org
Website: http://www.trrl.org/tbc.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Glynn, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Ware, and Wayne counties
Librarian: Jamie Wendt
Library code: GA1N
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Assistive devices: Closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader
Special services: Home visits, volunteer services

Columbus Library for Accessible Services (CLASS)
The Columbus Public Library
3000 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906-2201
Telephone: (706) 243-2686 or (706) 243-2688
Toll-free: 800-652-0782
Fax: (706) 243-2710
E-mail: sbarnes@cvrls.net
Website: http://www.thecolumbuslibrary.org/outreachservices/class.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Chattahoochee, Coweta, Harris, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Stewart, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, and Upson counties
Librarian: Suzanne Barnes
Library code: GA1F
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Braille, descriptive videos
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, page turner, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Biweekly newstape, catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Oconee Regional Library
Southeast Georgia Talking Book Center
PO Box100
801 Bellevue Avenue
Dublin, GA 31040
Telephone: (478) 275-5382
Toll-free: 800-453-5541
Fax: (478) 275-3821
E-mail: wdaniel@ocrl.org
Website: http://www.ocrl.org/dublintbc.php Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilcox counties
Librarian: Wanda S. Daniel
Library code: GA1G
Hours: 8:30–5:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, electronic books, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, Sorenson video phone
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, senior patron computer classes, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Middle Georgia Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Washington Memorial Library
1180 Washington Avenue
Macon, GA 31201-1790
Telephone: (478) 744-0877
Toll-free: 800-805-7613
TDD: (478) 744-0877
Fax: (478) 744-0840
E-mail: harringj@bibblib.org
Website: http://www.co.bibb.ga.us/library/TBC.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Dougherty, Houston, Jones, Lee, Macon, Peach, Schley, Sumter, Twiggs, Wilkinson, and Worth counties
Librarian: Judy T. Harrington
Library code: GA1J
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's books, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software
Special services: Braille on request, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services

Northwest Georgia Talking Book Library
Sara Hightower Regional Library
205 Riverside Parkway NE
Rome, GA30161-2911
Telephone: (706) 236-4618 or (706) 236-4615
Toll-free: 888-263-0769
TDD: (706) 236-4618
Fax: (706) 236-4631
E-mail: dhickman@nwgatbl.org or staff@nwgatbl.org
Website: http://www.nwgatbl.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Douglas, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Heard, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Towns, Union, Walker, and Whitfield counties
Librarian: Delana Hickman
Library code: GA1K
Hours: 8:30–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced audiocassettes
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Reading local newspapers, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Live Oak Public Libraries
Southwest Chatham Branch
14097 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Telephone: (912) 925-7774
Toll-free: 800-342-4455
Fax: (912) 925-8310
E-mail: stokesl@liveoakpl.org or lbphsav@liveoakpl.org
Website: http://www.liveoakpl.org/about/library-for-the-blind-physical.php Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Liberty, and Screven counties
Librarian: Linda Stokes
Library code: GA1L
Hours: 9:00–6:00 T–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Valdosta Talking Book Center
South Georgia Regional Library
300 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Valdosta, GA 31602-2592
Telephone: (229) 333-7658 or (229) 333-0086
Toll-free: 800-246-6515
Fax: (229) 333-0774 or (229) 333-7669
E-mail: djernigan@sgrl.org
Website: http://www.sgrl.org/pages/talkingbook.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, and Turner counties
Librarian: Diane Jernigan
Library code: GA1M
Hours: 9:30–6:00 M–Th; 9:30–5:30 F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's books, print/braille books, print reference collection, tactile maps, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Magnifier
Special services: Children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

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Hawaii

Regional Library

Hawaii State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
402 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Telephone: (808) 733-8444
Toll-free: 800-559-4096
TDD: (808) 733-8444
Fax: (808) 733-8449
E-mail: olbcirc@librarieshawaii.org or sue_sugimura@librarieshawaii.org
Website: http://www.librarieshawaii.org/locations/oahu/lbph.htm
Serves: Hawaii, Guam, and U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands
Librarian: Sue Sugimura
Machine agency contact: Sue Sugimura
Library code: HI1A
Hours: 8:30–4:30 M, W–F; 10:00–6:00 T
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's books, foreign-language books (Japanese, Korean), local subjects and authors, print/braille books, print reference collection, tactile maps, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, Optacon, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, children's summer reading program, radio reading service, transcribing services, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, new large-type book newsletter, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Subregional Library

Guam Public Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library
254 Martyr Street

Agana, GU 96910
Telephone: (671) 475-4753 or (671) 475-4754
Fax: (671) 477-9777
E-mail: teresita.kennimer@gpls.guam.gov
Serves: Guam
Librarian: Teresita Kennimer
Library code: HI1B
Hours: 9:30–6:00 M, W, F; 9:30–8:00 T, Th; 10:00–4:00 Sat; 12:00–4:00 Sun
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook

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Idaho

Regional Library

Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book Service
325 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702-6072
Telephone: (208) 334-2150
Toll-free: 800-458-3271
TDD: 800-377-1363
Fax: (208) 334-4016
E-mail: talkingbooks@libraries.idaho.gov
Website: http://libraries.idaho.gov/tbs
Serves: Idaho; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Sue Walker
Machine agency contact: Judy Mooney
Library code: ID1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, children's books, videotapes on disabilities
Special services: Volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Illinois

Regional Library

Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service
300 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1796
Telephone: (217) 782-9435
Toll-free: 800-665-5576, ext. 5
TDD: 888-261-7863
Fax: (217) 558-4723
E-mail: sruda@ilsos.net or Psalamon@ilsos.net
Website: http://www.ilbph.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Illinois; adult braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Sharon Ruda
Machine agency contact: Loretta Bloomfield
Library code: IL1A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, braille, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Dial-up news or book services, radio reading service, volunteer services

Subregional Libraries

Chicago Public Library
Talking Book Center
400 South State Street
Fifth Floor North
Chicago, IL 60605-1203
Telephone: (312) 747-4001 or (312) 747-1616
Toll-free: 800-757-4654
Fax: (312) 747-1609
E-mail: dtaylor@chipublib.org or tbc@chipublib.org
Website: http://www.chipublib.org/branch/details/library/harold-washington/p/Tbc/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Chicago
Librarian: Deborah Taylor
Library code: IL1R
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M, W, Sat; 11:00–7:00 T, Th
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Adult reading programs, book club, book discussion group, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center
Alliance Library System
600 High Point Lane, Suite 2
East Peoria, IL 61611  
Telephone: (309) 694-9200, ext. 2120
Toll-free: 800-426-0709
Fax: (309) 694-9230
E-mail: rchenoweth@alliancelibrarysystem.com
Website: http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/indexMITBC.cfm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Adams, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Knox, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Whiteside, Winnebago, and Woodford counties
Librarian: Rose M. Chenoweth
Library code: IL1L
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Commercial digital audiobooks, old time radio
Assistive devices: Hardware-software for hard-copy large print
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Subject bibliographies

Voices of Vision
Talking Book Center
DuPage Library System
127 South First Street
Geneva, IL 60134
Telephone: (630) 208-0398
Toll-free: 800-227-0625
Fax: (630) 208-0399
E-mail: vovinfo@dupagels.lib.il.us or kodean@dupagels.lib.il.us
Website: http://www.vovtbc.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, and Will counties and parts of Cook County
Librarian: Karen Odean
Library code: IL1I
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), hardware-software for hard-copy large print
Special services: Dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

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Indiana

Regional Library

Indiana State Library
Indiana Talking Book & Braille Library
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 232-3684
Toll-free: 800-622-4970
TDD: (317) 232-7763
Fax: (317) 232-3728
E-mail: lbph@library.in.gov or augonzalez@library.in.gov
Website: http://www.in.gov/library/tbbl.htm
Serves: Indiana
Librarian: Autumn Gonzalez
Machine agency contact: Ronald Rose
Library code: IN1A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F; 8:00–4:00 Sat
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, parents and educators newsletter, patron newsletter

Subregional Libraries

Bartholomew County Public Library
536 Fifth Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Telephone: (812) 379-1277
Toll-free: 800-685-0524
Fax: (812) 379-1275
E-mail: talkingbooks@barth.lib.in.us
Website: http://www.barth.lib.in.us/talkingbooks.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Bartholomew, Clark, Crawford, Decatur, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington counties
Librarian: Sharon D. Thompson
Library code: IN1B
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos
Assistive devices: Hardware-software for hard-copy large print, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Publications: Patron newsletter

Talking Books Service
Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47713-1802
Telephone: (812) 428-8235
Toll-free: 866-645-2536
Fax: (812) 428-8215
E-mail: tbs@evpl.org or barbs@evpl.org
Website: http://www.evpl.org/services/talkingbooks/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties
Librarian: Barbara Shanks
Library code: IN1H
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos
Assistive devices: Closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Downloads on request
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials

Northwest Indiana Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Lake County Public Library
1919 West 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410-5382
Telephone: (219) 769-3541, ext. 390 or ext. 323
TDD: (219) 769-3541
Fax: (219) 769-0690
E-mail: rlewis@lcplin.org
Website: http://www.lcplin.org/about/talking-books.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, and Porter counties
Librarian: Renee Lewis
Library code: IN1E
Hours: 8:00–4:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, foreign-language books (Spanish), print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, optical character reader, speech input or output
Special services: Dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Regional library newsletter

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Iowa

Regional Library

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Iowa Department for the Blind
524 Fourth Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-2364
Telephone: (515) 281-1333
Toll-free: 800-362-2587
TDD: (515) 281-1355
Fax: (515) 281-1378 or (515) 281-1263
E-mail: library@blind.state.ia.us
Website: http://www.blind.state.ia.us/library/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Iowa
Librarian: Randy Landgrebe
Machine agency contact: Deb Wade
Library code: IA1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, computer disc books, volunteer-produced braille and audiocassettes
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Kansas

Regional Library

Kansas State Library
Kansas Talking Books Regional Library
ESU Memorial Union
1200 Commercial, Box 4055
Emporia, KS 66801-5087
Telephone: (620) 341-6280
Toll-free: 800-362-0699
Fax: (620) 341-6289
E-mail: tonih@kslib.info
Website: http://www.kslib.info/talking Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Kansas; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Toni Harrell
Machine agency contact: Toni Harrell
Library code: KS1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, foreign-language books (Czech), local subjects and authors, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier
Special services: Braille on request, summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications:Helen Keller Society newsletter, patron newsletter

Kentucky

Regional Library

Kentucky Talking Book Library
300 Coffee Tree Road
PO Box537
Frankfort, KY 40602-0537
Telephone: (502) 564-8300, ext. 276
Toll-free: 800-372-2968
Fax: (502) 564-5773
E-mail: ktbl.mail@ky.gov or barbara.penegor@ky.gov
Website: http://kdla.ky.gov/librarians/talkingbook
Serves: Kentucky
Librarian: Barbara Penegor
Machine agency contact: Michael Gilbert
Library code: KY1A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual)
Special services: Braille on request, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Louisiana

Regional Library

State Library of Louisiana
Talking Books and Braille Library
701 North Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5232
Telephone: (225) 342-4942 or (225) 342-4944
Toll-free: 800-543-4702
Fax: (225) 342-6817
E-mail: tbbl@state.lib.la.us or jcummings@slol.lib.la.us
Website: http://www.state.lib.la.us/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Louisiana; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Jerome Cummings
Machine agency contact: Peter J. Gagliano
Library code: LA1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos
Assistive devices: Screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Maine

Regional Library

Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Maine State Library
64 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0064
Telephone: (207) 287-5650
Toll-free: 800-762-7106
Fax: (207) 287-5654
E-mail: chrboynton@mestate.lib.me.us
Website: http://www.maine.gov/msl/outreach/lbph/
Serves: Maine; braille readers receive service from Massachusetts
Librarian: Chris Boynton
Machine agency contact: Chris Boynton
Library code: ME1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, children's books, foreign-language books (French), local subjects and authors
Special services: Children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter

Maryland

Regional Library

Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
415 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201-3603
Telephone: (410) 230-2424
Toll-free: 800-964-9209
TDD: (410) 333-8679 or 800-934-2541
Fax: (410) 333-2095
E-mail: referenc@lbph.lib.md.us
Website: http://www.lbph.lib.md.us Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Maryland
Librarian: Jill Lewis
Machine agency contact: Sheila Smith
Library code: MD1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F; 10:00–2:00 every second Sat
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's books, local subjects and authors, print/braille books, print reference collection, tactile maps, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Massachusetts

Regional Library

Braille and Talking Book Library
Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472-2790
Telephone: (617) 972-7240
Toll-free: 800-852-3133
TDD: (617) 972-7690
Fax: (617) 972-7363
E-mail: library@perkins.org or kim.charlson@perkins.org
Website: http://www.perkinslibrary.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Massachusetts; braille readers in District of Columbia, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Librarian: Kim Charlson
Machine agency contact: Steve Magliozzi
Library code: MA1A
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, jumbo braille
Assistive devices: Braille-awareness kit, braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), digital audiobook players, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, foreign-languages, reference service, volunteer services
Publications:AD newsletter, catalog of locally produced materials, El Narador newsletter, patron newsletter, PerKids newsletter, subject bibliographies

Subregional Library

Talking Book Library
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608-2074 
Telephone: (508) 799-1730 or (508) 799-1661
Toll-free: 800-762-0085
TDD: (508) 799-1731
Fax: (508) 799-1676
E-mail: jizatt@worcpublib.org or talkbook@worcpublib.org
Website: http://www.worcpublib.org/talkingbook/index.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Hampden, Middlesex, and Worcester counties
Librarian: James Izatt
Library code: MA1B
Hours: 9:00–5:30 M–Sat, 1:30–5:30 Sun (Oct–Apr)
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, children's books, print/braille books, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, large-type book supplement, patron newsletter

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Michigan Except Wayne County

Regional Library

Michigan Commission for the Blind
Braille and Talking Book Library
702 West Kalamazoo Street
PO Box30007
Lansing, MI 48909-7507 
Telephone: (517) 373-5614
Toll-free: 800-992-9012
Fax: (517) 373-5865 or 800-726-7323
E-mail: DELEG-BTBL@michigan.gov
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/btbl
Serves: Michigan except Wayne County; braille readers in all of Michigan
Librarian: Susan M. Chinault
Machine agency contact: Susan M. Chinault
Library code: MI1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, volunteer-produced materials
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, computer club, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Subregional Libraries

Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled @ AADL
343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Telephone: (734) 327-4224
Fax: (734) 327-8307 or (734) 327-8309
E-mail: WLBPD@aadl.org
Website: http://wlbpd.aadl.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Washtenaw County
Librarian: Celeste B. Choate
Library code: MI1B
Hours: 10:00–9:00 M; 9:00–9:00 T–F; 9:00–6:00 Sat; 12:00–6:00 Sun
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Publications: Patron newsletter

Macomb Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
16480 Hall Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038-1132
Telephone: (586) 286-1580
Fax: (586) 286-0634
E-mail: macbld@libcoop.net or babbev@libcoop.net
Website: http://www.libcoop.net/macspe Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Macomb County
Librarian: Beverlee C. Babcock
Library code: MI1M
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, Bi-Folkal kits, book kits with audiocassettes, braille, children's books, local subjects and authors, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Genesee District Talking Book Center
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
G-4195 West Pasadena Avenue
Flint, MI 48504-2344
Telephone: (810) 732-1120
Toll-free: 866-732-1120
Fax: (810) 732-1715
E-mail: krichards@thegdl.org or tbc@thegdl.org
Website: http://www.thegdl.org/services/tbc/index.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee counties
Librarian: Kelly Richards
Library code: MI1F
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print/braille books, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Muskegon Area District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
4845 Airline Road, Unit 5
Muskegon, MI 49444-4503
Telephone: (231) 737-6310 or (231) 737-6256
Toll-free: 877-569-4801
TDD: (231) 722-4103
Fax: (231) 737-6307
E-mail: mclsm@llcoop.org
Website: http://www.madl.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Muskegon and Ottawa counties
Librarian: Sheila D. Miller
Library code: MI1K
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader
Special services: Home visits
Publications: Patron newsletter

Oakland County Library for the Visually and Physically Impaired
1200 North Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341-0482
Telephone: (248) 858-5050
Toll-free: 800-774-4542
TDD: (248) 452-2247
Fax: (248) 858-1536
E-mail: lvpi@oakgov.com or dannam@oakgov.com
Website: http://www.oakgov.com/lvpi Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Oakland County
Librarian: Maria E. Danna
Library code: MI1E
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, print/braille books, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer driven), braille notetaker, closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

St. Clair County Library
St. Clair County LBPH
210 McMorran Boulevard
Port Huron, MI 48060
Telephone: (810) 982-3600
Toll-free: 800-272-8570
TDD: (810) 455-0200 or 866-462-2075
Fax: (810) 987-7326
E-mail: mredigan@sccl.lib.mi.us
Website: http://www.sccl.lib.mi.us/star.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair, and Tuscola counties
Librarian: Mary T. Redigan
Library code: MI1I
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, children's books, print/braille books, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Grand Traverse Area Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
610 Woodmere Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686-3397
Telephone: (231) 932-8558
Toll-free: 877-931-8558
TDD: (231) 932-8507
Fax: (231) 932-8578
E-mail: lbph@tadl.org
Website: http://www.tadl.org/lbph/about Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Antrim, Benzie, Crawford, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Roscommon, and Wexford counties
Librarian: Kathy Kelto
Library code: MI1H
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Low-vision support group, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Kent District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Wyoming Branch Library
3350 Michael Avenue, Southwest
Wyoming, MI 49509
Telephone: (616) 647-3988 or (616) 784-2016, ext. 4985
Fax: (616) 647-3984
E-mail: lbphstaff@kdl.org or mdaniel@kdl.org
Website: http://www.kdl.org/about_kdl/lbph/index.asp Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Ionia, Kent, and Montcalm counties
Librarian: Michelle L. Daniel
Library code: MI1G
Hours: 9:30–8:00 M–Th; 9:30–5:00 F, Sat; 1:00–5:00 Sun (Labor Day–Memorial Day)
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, print/braille books
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille-translation software (Duxbury), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, speech input or output   
Special services: Braille on request, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Michigan County Only

Regional Library

Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
30555 Michigan Avenue
Westland, MI 48186-5310
Telephone: (734) 727-7300
Toll-free: 888-968-2737
Fax: (734) 727-7333
E-mail: wcrlbph@wayneregional.lib.mi.us or vmorris@tln.lib.mi.us
Website: http://wayneregional.lib.mi.us Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Wayne County except parts of Detroit and Highland Park; braille readers receive service from Lansing, Michigan
Librarian: Vanessa Morris
Machine agency contact: Vanessa Morris
Library code: MI2A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, children's books, foreign-language books, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Subregional Library

Detroit Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Detroit Public Library
Frederick Douglass Branch for Specialized Services
3666 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48208
Telephone: (313) 481-1704 or (313) 481-1702
TDD: (313) 833-5492
Fax: (313) 832-5597
E-mail: dmiddle@detroitpubliclibrary.org
Website: http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/lbph/LBPH_index.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Detroit and Highland Park (Wayne County)
Librarian: Dori Middleton
Library code: MI2B
Hours: 10:00–6:00 M, W, Sat; 12:00–8:00 T, Th
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, CD-ROM, children's books, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, tactile maps, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, children's summer reading program, computer training, radio reading service
Publications: Patron newsletter

Minnesota

Regional Library

Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library
388 SE 6th Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021-6340
Telephone: (507) 333-4828
Toll-free: 800-722-0550
Fax: (507) 333-4832
E-mail: mn.btbl@state.mn.us or catherine.durivage@state.mn.us
Website: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Learning_Support/MN_Braille_Talking_Book_Library/index.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Minnesota
Librarian: Catherine A. Durivage
Library code: MN1A
Hours: 9:00–4:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's books, foreign-language books (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Vietnamese), local subjects and authors, Playaway audiobooks, print/braille books
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille-translation software (Duxbury), braillewriter (manual), paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Children's story hour, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter

Machine-Lending Agency

State Services for the Blind
Communication Center
2200 University Avenue, West, Suite 240
St. Paul, MN  55114-1840
Telephone: (651) 642-0424
Toll-free: 800-652-9000
Fax: (651) 649-5927
E-mail: annette.toews@state.mn.us
Machine agency contact: Annette M. Toews
Library code: MN9A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F

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Mississippi

Regional Library

Blind and Physically Handicapped Library Services
Mississippi Library Commission
3881 Eastwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39211-6473
Telephone: (601) 432-4123
Toll-free: 800-446-0892
Fax: (601) 432-4476
E-mail: lbph@mlc.lib.ms.us or szeigler@mlc.lib.ms.us
Website: http://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/ServicesToLibraries/BPHLS.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Mississippi; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Shellie A. Zeigler
Machine agency contact: Jerry Roberts
Library code: MS1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, braille, commercial audiocassettes and CDs, Lobe Library of digital talking books, Playaway audiobooks, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille-translation software (Duxbury), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, children and young adult newsletter, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Missouri

Regional Library

Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
PO Box387
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0387
Bulk mail: 600 West Main
Jefferson City, MO 65101  
Telephone: (573) 751-8720
Toll-free: 800-392-2614
TDD: 800-347-1379
Fax: (573) 526-2985
E-mail: wolfner@sos.mo.gov or richard.smith@sos.mo.gov
Website: http://www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner
Serves: Missouri
Librarian: Richard J. Smith
Machine agency contact: Archie Andrews
Library code: MO1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, children's books, multi-sensory program packs, print/braille books, print reference collection, purchased audiocassettes and braille, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced audiocassettes and digital recordings
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille-translation software (Duxbury), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), commercial digital talking-book players (Victor Reader), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, braille on request, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Montana

Regional Library

Montana Talking Book Library
1515 East Sixth Avenue
PO Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800
Telephone: (406) 444-2064 or (406) 444-5399
Toll-free: 800-332-3400
Fax: (406) 444-0266
E-mail: cbriggs@mt.gov
Website: http://msl.mt.gov/tbl/tbl.asp
Serves: Montana; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Christie O. Briggs
Machine agency contact: Diane Gunderson
Library code: MT1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, foreign-language books (Finnish, Spanish), print/braille books, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, dial-up news or book services, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter

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Nebraska

Regional Library

Nebraska Library Commission
Talking Book and Braille Service
The Atrium
1200 N Street, Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508-2023
Telephone: (402) 471-4038
Toll-free: 800-742-7691
TDD: (402) 471-4038
Fax: (402) 471-6244
E-mail: nlc.talkingbook@nebraska.gov or david.oertli@nebraska.gov
Website: http://www.nlc.nebraska.gov/tbbs/
Serves: Nebraska; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: David Oertli
Machine agency contact: Paul Jacobsen
Library code: NE1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, volunteer-produced audiocassettes 
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter

Nevada

Regional Library

Nevada Talking Book Services
Nevada State Library and Archives
100 North Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4285
Telephone: (775) 684-3354
Toll-free: 800-922-9334
TDD: (775) 687-8338
Fax: (775) 684-3355
E-mail: hwilliams@nevadaculture.org
Website: http://www.nvtalkingbooks.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Nevada; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Hope Williams
Machine agency contact: Judy Maddock
Library code: NV1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, dial-up news or book services, friends group, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

New Hampshire

Regional Library

New Hampshire State Library
Talking Book Services
117 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3852
Telephone: (603) 271-3429 or (603) 271-2417
Toll-free: 800-491-4200
Fax: (603) 271-8370
E-mail: DCR-TalkingBooks@dcr.nh.gov or marilyn.stevenson@dcr.nh.gov
Website: http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/talking_books/
Serves: New Hampshire; braille readers receive service from Massachusetts 
Librarian: Marilyn Stevenson
Machine agency contact: Pamela L. Ober
Library code: NH1A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print/braille books
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.)
Special services: Braille on request, dial-up news or book service, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

New Jersey

Regional Library

New Jersey State Library
Talking Book and Braille Center
2300 Stuyvesant Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08625-0501
Bulk mail: 2300 Stuyvesant Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618
Telephone: (609) 406-7179
Toll-free: 800-792-8322
TDD: 877-882-5593
Fax: (609) 406-7181
E-mail: njlbh@njstatelib.org
Website: http://njsltbbc.org/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: New Jersey
Librarian: Adam Szczepaniak Jr.
Machine agency contact: Andrew O=Rahilly
Library code: NJ1A
Hours: 8:30–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's audio-descriptive videos, children's books, foreign-language books (Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Yiddish), local subjects and authors, reference books on disabilities, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

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New Mexico

Regional Library

New Mexico Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507-5166
Telephone: (505) 476-9770 or (505) 476-9772
Toll-free: 800-456-5515
Fax: (505) 476-9776
E-mail: lbph@state.nm.us
Website: http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/direct-services/lbph Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: New Mexico; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: John Mugford
Machine agency contact: Steven Barnett
Library code: NM1A
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, volunteer-produced audiocassettes
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter

New York Except New York City and Long Island

Regional Library

New York State Talking Book and Braille Library
Cultural Education Center
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12230
Telephone: (518) 474-5935
Toll-free: 800-342-3688
Fax: (518) 486-1957
E-mail: tbbl@mail.nysed.gov or tbblkids@mail.nysed.gov
Website: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/
Serves: New York State except New York City and Long Island
Librarian: Sharon B. Phillips
Machine agency contact (acting): Sharon B. Phillips
Library code: NY2A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, paperless braille display, speech input or output
Special services: Children's summer reading program, volunteer services

New York New York City and Long Island

Regional Library

The New York Public Library
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-4211
Telephone: (212) 206-5400 or (212) 206-5425
TDD: (212) 206-5458
Fax: (212) 206-5418
E-mail: ahlbph@nypl.org or carolineashby@nypl.org
Website: http://www.nypl.org/locations/heiskell Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: New York City and Long Island
Librarian: Caroline Ashby
Machine agency contact: Caroline Ashby
Library code: NY1A
Hours: Onsite: 10:00–5:00 M, W, F, Sat; 12:00–7:00 T, Th; telephone: 10:00–5:00 M, W, F, Sat; 10:00–7:00 T, Th
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, local subjects and authors
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, dial-up news or book service, friends group, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Subregional Library

Long Island Talking Book Library (LITBL)
Outreach Services
Suffolk Cooperative Library System
627 North Sunrise Service Road, PO Box 9000
Bellport, NY 11713-9000
Telephone: (631) 286-1600
Toll-free: 866-833-1122
TDD: (631) 286-4546
Fax: (631) 286-1647
E-mail: vlewis@suffolk.lib.ny.us or lbph@suffolk.lib.ny.us
Website: http://www.litbl.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Nassau and Suffolk counties
Librarian: Valerie Lewis
Library code: NY1B
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced audiocassettes
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software
Special services: Volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

North Carolina

Regional Library

North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
State Library of North Carolina
Department of Cultural Resources
1841 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604-2188
Bulk mail: 1841 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27635
Telephone: (919) 733-4376
Toll-free: 888-388-2460
TDD: (919) 733-1462
Fax: (919) 733-6910
E-mail: nclbph@ncdcr.gov or carl.keehn@ncdcr.gov
Website: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/
Serves: North Carolina
Librarian: Carl R. Keehn
Machine agency contact: Carl R. Keehn
Library code: NC1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, print reference collection, volunteer-produced braille and cassettes
Assistive devices: Braille-translation software (Duxbury), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, NOBLE digital download, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, Volunteller newsletter

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North Dakota

Regional Library

North Dakota State Library
Talking Book Services
604 East Boulevard Avenue
Department 250
Bismarck, ND 58505-0800
Telephone: (701) 328-2185 or (701) 328-1408
Toll-free: 800-843-9948
TDD: 800-892-8622
Fax: (701) 328-2040
E-mail: tbooks@nd.gov
Website: http://library.nd.gov/disabilityservices.html
Serves: North Dakota; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Susan B. Hammer-Schneider
Library code: ND1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Children's large-print books, local subjects and authors, print/braille books, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced cassettes
Assistive devices: Hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Machine-Lending Agency

North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Telephone: (701) 795-2711
Toll-free: 800-421-1181
Fax: (701) 795-2727
Email: elegg@nd.gov
Website: www.ndvisionservices.com Link outside of Library of Congress
Machine agency contact: Elaine E. Legg
Library code: ND9A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F

Ohio

Regional Library

Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled
Cleveland Public Library
17121 Lake Shore Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44110-4006
Telephone: (216) 623-2911
Toll-free: 800-362-1262
Fax: (216) 623-7036
E-mail: Will.Reed@cpl.org or OLBPD@cpl.org
Website: http://olbpd.cpl.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Ohio
Librarian: Will Reed
Library code: OH1A
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, electronic database of parent agency, local subjects and authors, preloaded digital audiobooks, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced audiocassettes
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille-translation software (Duxbury), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, Playaway audiobooks, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Machine-Lending Agency

The State Library of Ohio
Talking Book Program
274 East First Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201-3673
Telephone: (614) 644-6895
Toll-free: 800-686-1531
Fax: (614) 995-2186
E-mail: tgrimm@library.ohio.gov
Website: http://winslo.state.oh.us/services/slotalk.html
Machine agency contact: Tracy Grimm
Library code: OH9A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F

Oklahoma

Regional Library

Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
300 Northeast 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Telephone: (405) 521-3514 or (405) 522-0516
Toll-free: 800-523-0288
TDD: (405) 521-4672
Fax: (405) 521-4582
E-mail: olbph@okdrs.gov
Website: http://www.library.state.ok.us/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Oklahoma; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Paul Adams
Machine agency contact: Paul Adams
Library code: OK1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, volunteer-produced audiocassettes
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.)
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, educational services, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Oregon

Regional Library

Talking Book and Braille Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-3950
Telephone: (503) 378-5389 or (503) 378-5435
Toll-free: 800-452-0292
TDD: 800-735-2900
Fax: (503) 588-8059
E-mail: tbabs.info@state.or.us or susan.b.westin@state.or.us
Website: http://TBABS.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Oregon; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Susan B. Westin
Machine agency contact: Andrea Clarkson
Library code: OR1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, local subjects and authors, purchased audiocassettes, volunteer-produced audiocassettes
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), optical character reader, speech input or output
Special services: Dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Pennsylvania     Eastern Pennsylvania

Regional Library

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Free Library of Philadelphia
PO Box 1194
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5289
Bulk mail: 919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: (215) 683-3213
Toll-free: 800-222-1754
Fax: (215) 683-3211
E-mail: flpblind@freelibrary.org
Website: http://lbph.freelibrary.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Bradford, Cumberland, Lycoming, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Snyder, Sullivan, York, and all other counties in eastern Pennsylvania; braille readers in Delaware, all of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
Librarian: Keri E. Wilkins
Machine agency contact: Patricia W. Shotzbarger
Library code: PA1A
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced audiocassettes and braille
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Pennsylvania     Western Pennsylvania

Regional Library

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Leonard C. Staisey Building
4724 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1389
Telephone: (412) 687-2440
Toll-free: 800-242-0586
Fax: (412) 687-2442
E-mail: lbph@carnegielibrary.org
Website: http://www.carnegielibrary.org/lbph/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Adams, Centre, Clinton, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Tioga, Warren, and all other counties in western Pennsylvania; braille readers receive service from Philadelphia
Librarian: Kathleen Kappel
Machine agency contact: Henry Picciafoco
Library code: PA2A
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's books, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, purchased audiocassettes, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced audiocassettes and digital audiobooks
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, juvenile/young adult newsletter, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Puerto Rico

Regional Library

Puerto Rico Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
520 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 2
San Juan, PR 00901
Telephone: (787) 723-2519
Toll-free: 800-981-8008
Fax: (787) 721-8177
Website: http://www.bibliotecaparaciegos.com Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Puerto Rico
Librarian: Evelyn Torres
Machine agency contact: Evelyn Torres
Library code: PR1A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Children's books, foreign-language books (Spanish), local subjects and authors, print reference collection
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille-translation software (Duxbury), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, optical character reader, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, computer classes on request
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials

Rhode Island

Regional Library

Talking Books Plus
Office of Library and Information Services
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Telephone: (401) 574-9310
TDD: 800-745-6575 or 800-745-5555
Fax: (401) 574-9320
E-mail: tbplus@olis.ri.gov
Website: http://www.olis.ri.gov/tbp/
Serves: Rhode Island; braille readers receive service from Massachusetts
Librarian: Andrew Egan
Machine agency contact: Andrew Egan
Library code: RI1A
Hours: 8:00–4:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille
Assistive devices: Hardware-software for hard-copy large print, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, children's summer reading program, E-Zone digital audiobooks
Publications: Patron newsletter

South Carolina

Regional Library

South Carolina State Library
Talking Book Services
PO Box 821
Columbia, SC 29202-0821
Telephone: (803) 734-4611
Toll-free: 800-922-7818
TDD: (803) 734-7298
Fax: (803) 734-4610
E-mail: tbsbooks@statelibrary.sc.gov or nrosenwald@statelibrary.sc.gov
Website: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/tbs Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: South Carolina; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Nancy Rosenwald
Machine agency contact: Nancy Rosenwald
Library code: SC1A
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

South Dakota

Regional Library

South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Program
State Library Building
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2294
Telephone: (605) 773-3131
Toll-free: 800-423-6665
Fax: (605) 773-6962
E-mail: colleen.kirby@state.sd.us
Website: http://www.library.sd.gov/BTB Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: South Dakota; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Colleen Kirby
Machine agency contact: Connie Sullivan
Library code: SD1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's braille books, foreign-language books, textbooks (audiocassette, braille, large print), videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braille-translation software (Duxbury), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book service, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Tennessee

Regional Library

Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Tennessee State Library and Archives
403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0313
Telephone: (615) 741-3915
Toll-free: 800-342-3308
Fax: (615) 532-8856
E-mail: tlbph.tsla@tn.gov or Ruth.Hemphill@tn.gov
Website: http://www.tn.gov/tsla/lbph/
Serves: Tennessee
Librarian: Ruth Hemphill
Machine agency contact: Larry Conner
Library code: TN1A
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, volunteer-produced audiocassettes
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), hardware-software for hard-copy large print
Special services: Volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter

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Texas

Regional Library

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
PO Box 12927
Austin, TX 78711-2927
Bulk mail: Talking Book Program
4400B Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite B
Austin, TX 78756-3213
Telephone: (512) 463-5458 or (512) 452-7306
Toll-free: 800-252-9605
Fax: (512) 936-0685
E-mail: tbp.services@tsl.state.tx.us or amsmith@tsl.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.texastalkingbooks.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Texas
Librarian: Ava M. Smith
Machine agency contact: Edward Earle
Library code: TX1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: CD-ROM, children's books, foreign-language books, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, purchased braille and audiocassettes, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced audiocassettes
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, unabridged digital audiobooks, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, catalog of locally produced materials, subject bibliographies

U.S. Virgin Islands

Regional Library

Virgin Islands Library for the Visually and Physically Handicapped
3012 Golden Rock
Christiansted, VI 00820
Telephone: (340) 718-2250
Fax: (340) 772-3545
E-mail: reglib@vipowernet.net
Website: http://www.librarysample.com/usvi/libraryregional.asp Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: U.S. Virgin Islands
Librarian: Letitia Gittens
Machine agency contact: Letitia Gittens
Library code: VI1A
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Special services: Book discussion group, braille on request, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Utah

Regional Library

Utah State Library Division
Program for the Blind and Disabled
250 North 1950 West, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
Telephone: (801) 715-6789
Toll-free: 800-662-5540; 800-453-4293 (Outside Utah)
TDD: (801) 715-6721
Fax: (801) 715-6767
E-mail: lfnelson@utah.gov or blind@utah.gov
Website: http://blindlibrary.utah.gov/
Serves: Utah and Wyoming; braille readers in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
Librarian: Lisa Nelson
Machine agency contact: Scott Brooks
Library code: UT1A
Hours: 7:00–6:00 M–Th
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, local subjects and authors, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced audiocassettes and braille
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

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Vermont

Regional Library

Vermont Department of Libraries
Special Services Unit
578 Paine Turnpike North
Berlin, VT 05602
Telephone: (802) 828-3273 or (802) 828-3271
Toll-free: 800-479-1711
Fax: (802) 828-3109 or (802) 828B2199
E-mail: lib.ssu@state.vt.us
Website: http://libraries.vermont.gov/ssu
Serves: Vermont; braille readers receive service from Massachusetts
Librarian: Teresa R. Faust
Machine agency contact: Jennifer A. Hart
Library code: VT1A
Hours: 7:45–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos, print-braille books
Assistive devices: Victor Reader Stream, Victor Vibe
Special services: Dial-up news or book services, unabridged downloadable audiobooks, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Virginia

Regional Library

Virginia Library and Resource Center
Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
395 Azalea Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227-3633
Telephone: (804) 371-3661, ext. 135
Toll-free: 800-552-7015
TDD: (804) 371-3661 or 800-552-7015
Fax: (804) 371-3328
E-mail: barbara.mccarthy@dbvi.virginia.gov
Website: http://www.vdbvi.org/lrcservices.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Virginia
Librarian: Barbara N. McCarthy
Machine agency contact: James L. Norman Jr.
Library code: VA1A
Hours: 8:15–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection, textbooks, volunteer-produced cassettes
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, braille-translation software (Duxbury, Edit-it, Megadots, Microbraille), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Radio reading service, volunteer services

Subregional Libraries

Alexandria Library-Beatley Central
Talking Book Service
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304-2903
Telephone: (703) 746-1760
Fax: (703) 746-1738
E-mail: lmccaffrey@alexandria.lib.va.us
Website: http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/main/talking_book.html
Serves: City of Alexandria
Librarian: Loni McCaffrey
Library code: VA1B
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection, tactile maps, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), optical character reader (OptiVoice), speech input or output (Window-Eyes)
Special services: Braille on request, dial-up news or book services, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Talking Book Service
Arlington Public Library
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: (703) 228-6333 or (703) 228-6340
TDD: (703) 228-6320
Fax: (703) 228-7720
E-mail: talkingbooks@arlingtonva.us
Website: http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/Libraries/outreach/LibrariesOutreachSpecialNeeds.aspx Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Arlington County
Librarian: Olivia Kardos
Library code: VA1C
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection, tactile maps, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, volunteer services

Access Services
Fairfax County Public Library
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 123
Fairfax, VA 22035-0012
Telephone: (703) 324-8380
TDD: (703) 324-8365
Fax: (703) 324-8386
E-mail: access@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/as/default.htm
Serves: Fairfax County; cities of Fairfax and Falls Church
Librarian: Janice Kuch
Library code: VA1E
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs, print/braille books, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, children's summer reading program, support groups, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Fredericksburg Area Subregioal Library
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Telephone: (540) 372-1144, ext. 234
Toll-free: 800-628-4807
Fax: (540) 373-9411
E-mail: mbrown@crrl.org or esolka@crrl.org
Website: http://www.librarypoint.org/talking_books Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Fredericksburg, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland counties
Librarian: Michele Brown
Library code: VA1L
Hours: 9:00–5:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille-translation software (Megadots), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, Kurzweil reader
Special services: Braille on request, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

Roanoke Public Library
Talking Book Services
2607 Salem Turnpike NW
Roanoke, VA 24017-5397
Telephone: (540) 853-2648
Toll-free: 800-528-2342
Fax: (540) 853-1030
E-mail: melrose.library@roanokeva.gov or gary.rushbrooke@roanokeva.gov
Website: http://www.roanokegov.com/library/talking.html Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke counties; cities of Clifton Forge, Covington, Roanoke, and Salem
Librarian: Gary Rushbrooke
Library code: VA1H
Hours: 10:00–6:00 M, T; 10:00–8:00 W; 10:00–5:00 F–Sat
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier
Special services: Volunteer services

Talking Book Center
Staunton Public Library
1 Churchville Avenue
Staunton, VA 24401
Telephone: (540) 885-6215
Toll-free: 800-995-6215
Fax: (540) 332-3906
E-mail: talkingbooks@ci.staunton.va.us
Website: http://www.talkingbookcenter.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Augusta, Bath, Highland, and Rockbridge counties; cities of Buena Vista, Lexington, Staunton, and Waynesboro
Librarian: vacant
Library code: VA1J
Hours: 10:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection, videotapes on disabilities, volunteer-produced audiocassettes
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, volunteer services

Bayside and Special Services Library
Department of Public Libraries
936 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Telephone: (757) 385-2684 or (757) 385-2685
Fax: (757) 464-6741
E-mail: LIBSSBH@vbgov.com or pjbrown@vbgov.com
Serves: Accomack, Isle of Wight, Northampton, Southampton, and Sussex counties; cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach
Librarian: Pamela J. Brown
Library code: VA1I
Hours: 10:00–7:00 M–Th; 10:00–5:00 F–Sat
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, braille
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), Optacon, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's story hour, children's summer reading program, low-vision support group, volunteer services
Publications: Children's newsletter, patron newsletter

Washington

Regional Library

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
2021 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-2783
Bulk mail: 2021 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98129
Telephone: (206) 615-0400
Toll-free: 800-542-0866
TDD: (206) 615-0418
Fax: (206) 615-0437
E-mail: wtbbl@sos.wa.gov
Website: http://www.wtbbl.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Serves: Washington
Librarian: Danielle H. Miller
Machine agency contact: Sally Jo Hagen
Library code: WA1A
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Children's books; foreign-language books (Japanese, Russian, Spanish); local subjects and authors; print reference collection; videotapes on disabilities; volunteer-produced audiocassettes, braille, and digital audiobooks
Assistive devices: Braille editing software, braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), hardware-software for hard-copy large print, magnifier, optical character reader, paperless braille display, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Book club, book discussion group, braille on request, children's summer reading program, radio reading service, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter

West Virginia

Regional Library

West Virginia Library Commission-Special Libraries
Blind and Physically Handicapped Services
Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0620
Telephone: (304) 558-4061
Toll-free: 800-642-8674
Fax: (304) 558-6016
E-mail: talkbks@wvlc.lib.wv.us or Donna.B.Calvert@wv.gov
Website: http://www.wvlc.lib.wv.us/specialservices/index.html
Serves: West Virginia; braille readers receive service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Librarian: Donna B. Calvert
Machine agency contact: Jonathan D. Meadows
Library code: WV1A
Hours: 8:30–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, print reference collection
Special services: Dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter
Subregional Libraries

Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Cabell County Public Library
455 Ninth Street Plaza
Huntington, WV 25701
Telephone: (304) 528-5700
TDD: (304) 528-5694
Fax: (304) 528-5866
E-mail: tbooks@cabell.lib.wv.us
Website: http://cabell.lib.wv.us/pages/talkbook.htm
Serves: Cabell, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties
Librarian: Vicky Woods
Library code: WV1C
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special services: Braille on request, dial-up news or book services, radio reading service, volunteer services

Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library
3100 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26104-2414
Telephone: (304) 420-4587, ext. 13
Fax: (304) 420-4589
E-mail: lindsay.place@mail.mln.lib.wv.us or bhdept@wvlc.lib.wv.us
Serves: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood counties
Librarian: Lindsay Place
Library code: WV1E
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Assistive devices: Braillewriter (manual), screen-enlarging software
Special services: Volunteer services
Publications: Patron newsletter

West Virginia School for the Blind
Library
301 East Main Street
Romney, WV 26757
Telephone: (304) 822-4894
Fax: (304) 822-4896
E-mail: mchilds@access.k12.wv.us
Serves: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton counties
Librarian: Mona Childs
Library code: WV1F
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M, W, F; 8:00–8:00 T, Th
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print
Special collections: Audio-descriptive videos, children's books, print/braille books
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braillewriter (manual)
Special services: Braille on request, volunteer services

Wisconsin

Regional Library

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library
813 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1436
Telephone: (414) 286-3045 or (414) 286-3010
Toll-free: 800-242-8822
TDD: (414) 286-3548
Fax: (414) 286-3102
E-mail: lbph@milwaukee.gov
Website: http://dpi.wi.gov/rll/wrlbph/
Serves: Wisconsin; braille readers receive service from Utah
Librarian: Linda Vincent
Machine agency contact: Dwight Ferrell
Library code: WI1A
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, digital audiobook
Special collections: Audio-descriptive DVDs and videos; braille; CD-ROM; foreign language books; local subjects and authors; kits; print reference collection; videotapes on disabilities;  volunteer-produced braille, cassettes, and digital audiobooks
Assistive devices: Braille embosser (computer-driven), braille notetaker, Braille+Mobile Manager, braillewriter (manual), closed-circuit TV (Optelec, etc.), magnifier, optical character reader, screen-enlarging software, speech input or output
Special services: Braille on request, children's summer reading program, dial-up news or book services, volunteer services
Publications: Catalog of locally produced materials, patron newsletter, subject bibliographies

Wyoming

Eligible readers in Wyoming receive library service from the regional library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Machine-Lending Agency

Wyoming Department of Education
Services for Visually Impaired
215 West Buffalo
Carbon Building 325
Rawlins, WY  82301
Telephone: (307) 324-5333
Fax: (307) 324-3743
E-mail: nleaf@educ.state.wy.us
Machine agency contact: Nancy Leaf
Library code: WY9A

U.S. Citizens Abroad

U.S. citizens residing in foreign countries receive library service from

Network Services Section
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20542
Telephone: (202) 707-9261
TDD: (202) 707-0744
Fax: (202) 707-0712
E-mail: raj@loc.gov or nls@loc.gov
Website: http://www.loc.gov/nls/
Librarian: Yealuri Rathan Raj
Library code: LC*3
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook
Publications: Patron newsletter

Music

Music Section
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20542
Telephone: (202) 707-0514
Toll-free: 800-424-8567
TDD: (202) 707-0744
Fax: (202) 707-0712
E-mail: nlsm@loc.gov
Website: http://www.loc.gov/nls/music/index.html
Serves: All patrons interested in braille or large-print musical scores or instructional music recordings
Librarian: John Hanson
Library code: LC*6
Hours: 8:00–4:30 M–F
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital audiobook, large print

Affiliated Library Consortium

Libraries in this section are part of an affiliated library consortium. NLS recognizes these libraries as affiliates because they meet the following criteria: produce books in audio and braille and/or other appropriate formats for use by eligible readers; make materials available free of charge to eligible readers (eligible readers are defined as those individuals eligible for library services coordinated by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped); follow or approximate current NLS standards for book production; and submit cooperative cataloging on the titles they are willing to lend for inclusion in the NLS Union Catalog.

JBI International
(Established in 1931 as the Jewish Braille Institute of America)
110 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 889-2525
Toll-free: 800-433-1531
Fax: (212) 689-3692
E-mail: library@jbilibrary.org
Website: http://www.jbilibrary.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Barry Pelofsky, Production/Circulation Manager
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Eligibility: Inability to read standard print
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, digital cartridge, large print
Subjects: Judaica, Jewish interest
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: Free loan
Catalog available: Online and free upon request (indicate interest areas and media)

Xavier Society for the Blind
154 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Telephone: (212) 473-7800
Toll-free: 800-637-9193
Fax: (212) 473-7801
E-mail: library@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org
Website: http://www.xaviersocietyfortheblind.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Ramona Betancourt
Hours: 9:00–4:45 M–F
Eligibility: Legal blindness or physical disability
Book collection: Audio CDs, braille, large print
Subjects: Religious and inspirational, religion textbooks (Roman Catholic)
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: Free loan
Catalog available: Audio CDs, braille and large print via website

Other Library Resources

Accessible Book Collection
12847 Point Pleasant Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
Telephone: (703) 631-1585
Fax: (206) 600-7957
E-mail: customerservice@accessiblebookcollection.org
Website: http://www.accessiblebookcollection.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Joe Rickerson
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Eligibility: Blind, visual and physical disabilities; disability form signed by competent authority required                             
Book collection: Digital text
Subjects: High-interest low-vocabulary reading e-books that would typically be found in a school library
Reading levels: Children in grades K–12
Distribution policy: Download materials in XHTML from the website for an annual charge of $49.95
Catalog available: Online

Books Aloud Inc.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library
150 East San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Telephone: (408) 808-2613
Fax: (408) 808-2625
E-mail: info@booksaloud.org
Website: http://www.booksaloud.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: John Leventon
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F
Eligibility: Visual, physical, and learning disabilities; authorized professional certification required
Book collection: Audiocassette
Subjects: General interest
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: Free, monthly, revolving loan
Catalog available: Large print, online; free upon request

Bookshare.org
The Benetech Initiative
480 South California Avenue
Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609
Telephone: (650) 644-3400 or (650) 644-3456
Fax: (650) 475-1066
E-mail: amy.m@benetech.org
Website: https://www.bookshare.org/ or http://benetech.org/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Amy McNeely, Librarian
Eligibility: Visual or other print disabilities
Book collection: Contracted braille, digital text
Subjects: General interest, Spanish-language materials, textbooks and periodicals
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: Download materials from the website; sign-up fee and annual subscription fee for individuals; free to students in the United States; institutional accounts available for schools and groups

Bower Hill Braillists Foundation
70 Moffett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Telephone: (412) 343-3667
Fax: (412) 714-8173
E-mail: civill@comcast.net
Contact person: Cheryl Ivill
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M, F
Eligibility: Need for braille materials
Book collection: Braille
Subjects: General interest, textbooks
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: Free loan to individuals; fee for schools
Catalog available: Braille, print; free upon request

Braille Book Files
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 West 45th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Telephone: (512) 206-9370
Toll-free: 800-872-5273
TDD: (512) 206-9451
Fax: (512) 206-9450
E-mail: toyre@tsbvi.edu
Website: http://www.tsbvi.edu/braille/braillebooks.htm Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Renee Toy
Hours: 8:00–5:00 M–F
Eligibility: Need for braille materials
Book collection: Contracted braille, text format
Subjects: General fiction and nonfiction that are submitted by teachers and transcribers
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: Electronic braille files for download (BRF, Duxbury, MegaDots, Braille2000)
Catalog available: On the website

Braille Production Center
South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind
2809 Airport Road
Greenwood, SC 29649
Telephone: (864) 229-5709, ext. 1309 or (803) 896-1000, ext. 1309
Fax: (803) 896-1095
E-mail: rowell.eunice@doc.state.sc.us or erowell@scsdb.org
Contact person: Dr. Eunice Rowell, Manager
Hours: 7:00–5:00 M–Th
Eligibility: Need for braille materials
Book collection: Braille, tactile graphics
Subjects: Adult fiction; general interest children’s literature; elementary, middle, and high school textbooks and required reading for these levels
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: Charge for materials
Information available: Free upon request

Christian Record Services for the Blind
Free Lending Library
PO Box 6097
Lincoln, NE 68506-0097
Telephone: (402) 488-0981
Fax: (402) 488-7582
E-mail: info@christianrecord.org
Website: http://www.christianrecord.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Bert Williams, Editorial Director
Hours: 7:30–5:30 M–Th
Eligibility: Legal blindness and physical disabilities that prevent reading regular print
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille; Full-Vision books (print/braille) for children (including preschoolers)
Subjects: General interest with religious orientation (interdenominational)
Reading levels: Adults, young adults, and children
Distribution policy: Free loan
Catalog available: Large print, online

Horizons for the Blind Inc.
2 North Williams Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-4401
Telephone: (815) 444-8800
Toll-free: 800-318-2000
Fax: (815) 444-8830
E-mail: mail@horizons-blind.org
Website: http://www.horizons-blind.org/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Camille Caffarelli
Hours: 8:00–4:00 M–F
Eligibility: Legal blindness
Book collection: Audiocassette, braille, large print
Subjects: Arts, crafts, sciences, recreation
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: On loan for an annual fee or for purchase
Catalog available: Braille, large print; issued irregularly; $2

Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic)
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Toll-free: 866-RFBD-585 (866-732-3585); 800-221-4792 (used for book orders)
Fax: (609) 987-8116
E-mail: dblaszka@LearningAlly.org
Website: https://www.learningally.org/ Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Diane Blaszka
Hours: 8:30–4:30 M–F (taped messages after hours)
Eligibility: Any person with a documented print disability: blindness, low vision, dyslexia, learning disabilities, or other physical disabilities that affect reading
Book collection: Digitally recorded textbooks on CD or for download
Subjects: Educational, professional, vocational, and general interest
Reading levels: Adults and children (kindergarten to postgraduate)
Distribution policy: CDs or download materials from the website
Catalog available: Refer to the website for author or title search

NFB NEWSLINE®
200 Wells Street
Baltimore, MD  21230
Toll-free: 866-504-7300
Fax: (410) 685-5653
E-mail: nfbnewsline@nfb.org or swhite@nfb.org
Website: www.nfbnewsline.org Link outside of Library of Congress or www.nfbnewslineonline.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Scott White
Eligibility: Same requirements as for NLS patrons
Book collection: Available via touchtone telephone, via website, or online for download to digital talking-book players or MP3-playing devices
Subjects: More than 325 newspapers and magazines, TV listings, job listings
Reading levels: Ages 10 and older
Distribution policy: Free

Seedlings Braille Books for Children
PO Box 51924
Livonia, MI 48151-5924
Telephone: (734) 427-8552
Toll-free: 800-777-8552
Fax: (734) 427-8552
E-mail: info@seedlings.org
Website: http://www.seedlings.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Debra J. Bonde, Director
Hours: 9:00–5:00 M–F (answering machine and fax available at all times)
Eligibility: Need for braille materials
Book collection: Braille, print/braille; World Book Encyclopedia articles in braille free for students
Subjects: General interest
Reading levels: Children (ages 1–14)
Distribution policy: Charge for materials
Catalog available: Braille, diskette, online, print; free upon request

Tape Ministries NW
840 South 192nd Street
Seattle, WA 98148
Telephone: (206) 243-7377
E-mail: tmnw@tapeministries.org
Website: http://www.tapeministries.org Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Shirley Farris, Librarian
Hours: 10:00–3:00 M–F
Eligibility: Blind, visually impaired, physically disabled; disability form signed by competent authority required
Book collection: Audiocassette
Subjects: General interest with Christian orientation
Reading levels: Adults
Distribution policy: Free loan

Unabridged
OverDrive, Inc.
Valley Tech Center, Suite N
8555 Sweet Valley Drive
Cleveland, OH 44125
Telephone: (216) 573-6886
Fax: (216) 573-6888
E-mail: cweissman@overdrive.com or unabridged-help@libraryreserve.com
Website: http://unabridged.lib.overdrive.com Link outside of Library of Congress
Contact person: Claudia Weissman or Tom Peters
Hours: 8:30–5:30 M–F
Eligibility: Blind or visually impaired
Book collection: Digital audiobooks
Subjects: Business, fiction, nonfiction, old time radio, Spanish
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: Eligible individuals living in California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, Texas, Vermont
Catalog available: Online

Volunteers of Vacaville
PO Box 670
Vacaville, CA 95696-0670
Telephone: (707) 448-6841, ext. 2044
Fax: (707) 448-1467
Contact person: Vickie Sims
Hours: 8:00–3:30 M–F
Eligibility: Inability to read regular print (visual or physical disabilities)
Book collection: Audiocassette, CDs
Subjects: General interest, cookbooks/hobbies, professional/vocational, textbooks
Reading levels: Adults and children
Distribution policy: On loan for a nominal fee
Catalog available: Audiocassette, print; issued every four years


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