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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress - NLS

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1291 Taylor Street NW
Washington, DC 20542

800-424-8567 (Voice - Toll-free)
202-707-5100 (Voice)
202-707-0712 (FAX)
202-707-0744 (Voice - TDD)


Administers a national library service that provides braille and recorded books and magazines on free loan to residents of the United States and American citizens abroad who cannot read standard print because of permanent or temporary visual or physical disabilities. There are 57 regional libraries and 74 local libraries in the network.

Online Resources

Print Resources

Serial publications: Braille Book Review, bimonthly--new braille books and program news; News (newsletter), quarterly--current program developments; Talking Book Topics, bimonthly--new recorded books and program news; Update (newsletter), quarterly--news on volunteer activities; Musical Mainstream (magazine), bimonthly--articles selected from print music magazines. Other subject bibliographies are also available.

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Review Date

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