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Regional Libraries for the Blind and Handicapped

Any person who cannot use regular print materials, due to a visual or physical disability, is eligible for the services of the Regional Libraries. Materials on cassette, with special equipment to use them, as well as Braille and large print books are available in person or by mail. Postage is free. The federal and state governments share the costs of the service for you.

Registration for the service includes certification of eligibility by a doctor, social worker or librarian. For further information, or to obtain an application:

In Western Pennsylvania, contact:
Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4724 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1389

Toll Free in Pennsylvania 1-800-242-0586 or (412) 687-2440

Website -- http://www.clpgh.org/clp/LBPH

In Eastern Pennsylvania, contact:
Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Free Library of Philadelphia
919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5289

Toll Free in Pennsylvania 1-800-222-1754 or (215) 925-3213

Website -- http://libwww.library.phila.gov/branches/branch.cfm?loc=LBH

Remember to check your local public library for availability of large print books or books recorded on cassettes.


For additional information, please contact:

Claudia Koenig | Outreach Advisor
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Library Development
607 South Drive. Forum Building | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600
Phone: 717.783.5747 | Fax: 717.772.0044 | TTY: 717.772.2863
ckoenig@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us