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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

  • Heads-up! BARD and the NLS website will be down from 6 p.m. Friday ‘til 6 a.m. Tuesday for routine server maintenance.
  • It’s Valentine’s Day—put some romance on your reading list!
  • Explore more than 500 new talking books—we know there’s one for you.