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NLS at the Library of Congress

National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable.

What's new at NLS

  • Got a Fire Tablet? You can now fire up the latest version of BARD Mobile through the store app on your device.
  • Learn more about Braille Literacy with our updated online resource covering broad topics for those learning braille to those already adept with braille.
  • Discover 300 of the latest additions to the NLS collection in the July-August edition of Talking Book Topics.