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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Library

388 6th Ave SE, Minnesota Braille Library, Faribault, MN, 55021-6340

Distance: 1035 Miles

(800) 722-0550

Website

https://www.loc.gov/nls/enrollment-equipment/apply-for-nls-service

Service Details

Description

Operates a free program that loans materials to those with visual impairment


Materials include recorded and braille books and magazines, music scores in braille and large print, and specially designed playback equipment.


Services are available to residents of the United States who are unable to read or use standard print materials because of visual or physical impairment. Service is also extended to eligible American citizens living abroad.


A network of libraries is used to provide the free library service to persons who are unable to use standard printed material because of visual or physical disabilities.


Residents of Minnesota can also access free materials for the visually impaired through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library online or at (800) 722-0550.


Features

  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Older adults 
    • Physical disabilities 

Eligibility

Eligibility details available online.


People who have impairments that prevent them from reading may access both the National and State level services if they meet eligibility guidelines.


Application Instructions

To access national service:
Call (800) 424-8567 or request an application online


To access State service:
Qualified residents of Minnesota can also access free materials for through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library online or at: (800) 722-0550


Fees

This is a free service.


Area Served

Nationwide


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 333-4828
Toll Free (800) 722-0550

Last Update

11/3/2020

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

Other Services or resources

This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.

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