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Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Regional Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

In order to ensure all Pennsylvanian's have access to quality resources, the State of Pennsylvania supports the Regional Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (RLBPH) services, which are provided by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Materials and support are also provided by the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress, who administers this free library program nationally.

For those who register, materials are available in multiple formats with the use of special equipment or the Internet, as well as Braille and large print books are available in person or by mail. Postage is free. The federal and state governments share the cost to provide this important service.

Any person, who has challenges using standard print materials due to a visual of physical disability, is eligible to use the services of the RLBPH. Registration for the service requires certification of eligibility by a doctor, social worker or librarian.

Please be sure your patrons are aware of this program!

For further information, or to obtain an application, we have two locations to serve your patrons:

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh  
4724 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1389

Phone:  Toll Free in Pennsylvania 1-800-242-0586
Website:  http://www.carnegielibrary.org/lbph 

 
Free Library of Philadelphia
919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5289
 
Phone:  Toll Free in Pennsylvania 1-800-222-1754