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National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS)

Library

400 NE Stinson Blvd, Minnesota Braille Library, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Distance: 1039 Miles

(800) 722-0550

Website

https://www.loc.gov/nls/how-to-enroll/apply-for-nls-services

Service Details

Description

Operates a free program that loans materials to those with visual impairment


Materials include recorded and braille books and magazines, music scores in braille and large print, and specially designed playback equipment.


Services are available to residents of the United States who are unable to read or use standard print materials because of visual or physical impairment. Service is also extended to eligible American citizens living abroad.


A network of libraries is used to provide the free library service to persons who are unable to use standard printed material because of visual or physical disabilities.


Features

  • Area Served by County
    • Aitkin County 
    • Anoka County 
    • Becker County 
    • Beltrami County 
    • Benton County 
    • Big Stone County 
    • Blue Earth County 
    • Brown County 
    • Carlton County 
    • Carver County 
    • Cass County 
    • Chippewa County 
    • Chisago County 
    • Clay County 
    • Clearwater County 
    • Cook County 
    • Cottonwood County 
    • Crow Wing County 
    • Dakota County 
    • Dodge County 
    • Douglas County 
    • Faribault County 
    • Fillmore County 
    • Freeborn County 
    • Goodhue County 
    • Grant County 
    • Hennepin County 
    • Houston County 
    • Hubbard County 
    • Isanti County 
    • Itasca County 
    • Jackson County 
    • Kanabec County 
    • Kandiyohi County 
    • Kittson County 
    • Koochiching County 
    • Lac qui Parle County 
    • Lake County 
    • Lake of the Woods County 
    • Le Sueur County 
    • Lincoln County 
    • Lyon County 
    • Mahnomen County 
    • Marshall County 
    • Martin County 
    • McLeod County 
    • Meeker County 
    • Mille Lacs County 
    • Morrison County 
    • Mower County 
    • Murray County 
    • Nicollet County 
    • Nobles County 
    • Norman County 
    • Olmsted County 
    • Otter Tail County 
    • Pennington County 
    • Pine County 
    • Pipestone County 
    • Polk County 
    • Pope County 
    • Ramsey County 
    • Red Lake County 
    • Redwood County 
    • Renville County 
    • Rice County 
    • Rock County 
    • Roseau County 
    • Scott County 
    • Sherburne County 
    • Sibley County 
    • St. Louis County 
    • Statewide 
    • Stearns County 
    • Steele County 
    • Stevens County 
    • Swift County 
    • Todd County 
    • Traverse County 
    • Wabasha County 
    • Wadena County 
    • Waseca County 
    • Washington County 
    • Watonwan County 
    • Wilkin County 
    • Winona County 
    • Wright County 
    • Yellow Medicine County 
  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Older adults 
    • Physical disabilities 

Eligibility

Eligibility details available online.


People who have impairments that prevent them from reading may access both the National and State level services if they meet eligibility guidelines.


Application Instructions

To access national service:
Call (800) 424-8567 or request an application online


To access State service:
Qualified residents of Minnesota can access free materials through the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library online or at: (800) 722-0550


Fees

This is a free service.


Area Served

Nationwide


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 333-4828
Toll Free (800) 722-0550

Last Update

2/19/2024

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

Other Services or resources

This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.

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