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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

  • NLS service for those who served: Our new reference guide provides resources for disabled veterans, as well as their families and other caregivers.
  • Coming to Washington for ALA? Learn more about ALA events, including the Open House at NLS.
  • Not registered for BARD or BARD Mobile? Learn more about BARD and BARD Mobile and find out how to apply.