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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

  • We have a new name! As of October 1, we are the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, though we'll still be known generally as NLS. Learn more about our name change in this message from Director, Karen Keninger.
  • Miss the performance of fourteen-year-old pianist and NLS patron José André Montaño at Library of Congress? Enjoy the jazz trio concert online now.