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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

  • “Not of an age, but for all time”: Celebrate William Shakespeare's April 23rd birthday with our short bibliography of his plays and poetry .
  • Can you guess which of our NLS narrators toured as Riff (the Jets' leader!) in West Side Story and wrote a book titled Killer Tomatoes: 15 Tough Film Dames?
  • Find the latest additions to the NLS collection in the March–April issues of Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review.