Service Name: BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY (BTBL) - CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY

Organization Name: CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY (CSL)

Location

Location Name: BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY

  • Accessibility: No information has been provided by Agency.
  • Physical Address: 900 N Street, Room 100, Sacramento, CA, 95814
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 942837, Sacramento, CA, 94237
  • Description: Visit the California State Library COVID-19 website for restrictions.

    Books in braille and narrated audiobooks on digital flash memory cartridges or cassette tapes (plus the special equipment to play them) available on loan for free to blind people or those who have been certified as unable to read conventional print materials because of visual or physical disability.

    Braille and Talking Book Library is a regional library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped that services the Northern California Region. Each patron is assigned a reader advisor to help with his/her library service.

    Read about what else the library has on the page: What Can Be Borrowed. BTBL Patron Handbook.
     
  • Website: https://www.btbl.ca.gov
  • Email: btbl@library.ca.gov
  • Phone(s): (800) 952-5666, (916) 654-0640, (916) 654-1119
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 am - 4 pm, except state holidays
  • Eligibility: To be eligible for service, a person must have a certified authority confirm that she/he is permanently or temporarily:

    - Legally blind, with vision in the better eye of 20/200 or less with corrective glasses, or
    - Have a visual field no greater than 20 degrees in diameter, or
    - Be unable to see well enough or focus long enough to read standard print, even with
    corrective glasses, or
    - Be unable to handle print books or turn pages because of a physical disability, or
    - Be certified by a medical doctor* as having a reading disability due to an organic
    dysfunction that is severe enough to prevent reading in the usual manner.
  • Requirements: Certification of disability by qualified person or agency.
  • Areas Served:
    • Sacramento United States
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