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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

Due to a planned server upgrade, NLS’s main public website will be unavailable this Saturday, August 15, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. eastern daylight time. BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), catalog searches (Voyager and Text-Only interfaces), and ThatAllMayRead websites will remain available. We apologize for any inconvenience.