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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

  • The Annual LOC National Book Festival is almost here! Free and open to the public, Saturday, August 31, Washington Convention Center. More info at
  • Some run into a societal problem and set out to overcome it. Others reach a personal goal then pave the way for others. Learn about all rising to challenges with our new Changemaker minibibliography.