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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

  • Begin planning for the new year by checking our resource guide for 2020 Calendars, listing ordering info.
  • In D.C. for the holidays? “Touch History” is an accessible tour of the Library’s Jefferson Building, complete with descriptive language of its history and architecture. Call 202-707-9779 or email [email protected] to learn more.
  • Learn more about our name change in this message from Karen Keninger, NLS Director.