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The National Library Service, a part of the Library of Congress, offers a free program for eligible people with disabilities to borrow materials through the mail. Resources available to loan include materials such as Braille books and magazines, music scores and large print and special playback equipment. Many area libraries also make books and magazines of local interest available to people with disabilities who do not use print material. 

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Libraries Offer Services for People with Disabilities

Nov 24, 2014

As mentioned last month in a post from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, libraries can be helpful for people with disabilities who are searching for a job or other information.

image of books on library shelves

The National Library Service, a part of the Library of Congress, offers a free program for eligible people with disabilitiesto borrow materials through the mail for free.Resources available to loan include materials such as:

  • Braille books and magazines
  • Music scores and large print
  • Special playback equipment

Many area libraries also make books and magazines of local interest available to people with disabilities who do not use print material. Some libraries also offer DVDs with audio descriptions to for those who are visually impaired.

These resources are a great way to learn more about possible employers, job skills, or the career field you are interested in. Use the National Library Service’s Find a Library tool to find a participating library near you.

The service supports people who live in of the United States who are unable to use standard print materials because of visual or physical impairment. You can find the program in libraries in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Service is also available to eligible American citizens living outside the United States.