Books on Tape from the Library of Congress

If you love books but are unable to read standard printed materials because of a visual impairment, the Library of Congress provides a free national library program of recorded and braille materials. Each month, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped selects and produces new titles which are distributed to a network of regional and local libraries. You can order and return the materials by mail, postage-paid, complete with a tape player. In addition to bestsellers, biographies, fiction, and how-to-books, the service also includes approximately 70 magazines as well as music services. To get an application, call 1 (202) 707-5100 and ask for the reference department. You may also ask your local public library for information on how to apply for the service.
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
The Library of Congress
1291 Taylor Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20542
(202) 707-5100

http://www.loc.gov/nls/


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