> National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress administers a free national library program of braille and recorded materials for blind and physically handicapped persons who are unable to read or use standard print materials. Full-length books and magazines in braille and recorded formats are distributed to a cooperating network of regional and local libraries where they are circulated to eligible borrowers. Reading materials and playback machines are sent to borrowers and returned to libraries by postage-free mail. Braille books and magazines are also available on the Internet through Web-Braille.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you or a member of your family/household must have a disability that prevents you from being able to read or use standard print materials.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
For more information about this program, visit:
You may also visit the following web page for a list of participating libraries in your area:
An application for this program may be accessed from the following site:
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