Low Vision Services

The Indiana State Library and the Library of congress offers free services to low vision, blind and physically handicapped patrons in Indiana.

Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL)

“The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) provides free library service to residents of Indiana who cannot use standard printed materials due to a visual or physical disability.

Patrons may borrow braille books, digital audio books, large print books, audio magazines, and special playback equipment from the library; materials will be mailed directly to patrons homes using “free matter for the blind”. Braille and audio books are also available to download from BARD.” https://www.in.gov/library/tbbl.htm

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)

NLS at the Library of Congress

“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.” https://www.loc.gov/nls/