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Minnesota Department of Education

Library - Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

615 Olof Hanson Dr, Minnesota State Academy, Faribault, MN, 55021-6340

(800) 722-0550

Website

https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/mbtbl/index.htm

Service Details

Description

Public library that offers books, magazines and other materials for people to use or borrow


Additional Information

A library service for people with visual, physical, and reading disabilities. Materials are available on audio, in large print, or in braille. Descriptive videos and music are also available.


Services are available through both the State of Minnesota and the Library of Congress.


General help on using services for the visually impaired available through InfoEyes: http://www.infoeyes.org


Features

  • Specialization
    • Adults with disabilities 
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Children and/or youth with disabilities 
    • Older adults with disabilities 
    • Physical disabilities 

Eligibility

Visually, physically, and reading disabled persons of any age certified as unable to read or use standard print material.


Minnesota residents can also access materials for the visually impaired through the website of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for more information: http://www.loc.gov/nls.


Application Instructions

Residents of Minnesota can access free materials for the visually impaired through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library at: (800) 722-0550 or by visiting: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/mbtbl/index.htm


Blind people can also access the national service offered through the Library of Congress. Application information can be found online: http://www.loc.gov/nls/signup.html


Help from the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library is also available through InfoEyes: http://www.infoeyes.org
* Send email to book an appointment to talk real-time to a librarian over the Internet for general help.


Fees

Materials are sent free of charge by the U.S. Postal Service. Patrons can request library materials through the online library catalog, as well as by telephone, email, and/or postal mail. A large number of books and magazines are also available to download from Minnesota Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD).


Business Hours

Telephone hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday; Building hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

State of Minnesota


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 384-6600
Main - After Hours (507) 339-1270
Toll Free (800) 657-3996

Last Update

8/16/2019

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