National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable.
NOTE: In the event of a temporary shutdown of the federal government, beginning Saturday, January 20, NLS will be closed until appropriations are restored. The status of Library operations can be found by visiting www.loc.gov.
ENROLLMENT AND EQUIPMENT
Sign up to use NLS services. Learn how to receive equipment and materials through the mail and register for online downloads.
BRAILLE AND AUDIO READING MATERIALS
Locate a book, magazine, or musical score. Search the NLS catalog and learn how to acquire special-format materials from many sources.
Find a wealth of referrals. Learn about sources of assistive technology, education, employment advice, and more.