Library for the Blind and Print Disabled - 2nd Floor

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12 - 6
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The Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on November 21st and will be closed November 22nd & 23rd for Thanksgiving.


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Free Talking Books and Talking Book Player

The Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD) provides a collection of more than 90,000 digital "talking book" titles for all ages as well as the special player needed to listen to them. The books can be mailed for free to San Francisco residents who have difficulty reading standard print. Learn about our services and programs for yourself, for a family member, or a friend.

Sign up for Talking Books

The LBPD is part of the national network run by the Library of Congress the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). If you live outside San Francisco, we can put you in touch with your network library.

Regular LBPD programming includes technical help with devices and software, art exhibitions, "sneak preview" book talks, yoga, audio-described film showings, a book club, and more.

Collections and Services Available

In the LBPD and other Main Library Locations

  • Reading machines scan printed material and read the text in a computer voice.
  • Computer workstations with screen magnification and voice output/screen readers, scanners with OCR, and printers

Helpful Resources

Upcoming Events

Book Club - Audio Described Film
Friday, November 16, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Saturday Music Jam
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 3:00 pm
Main Library, Library for the Blind
Uncle Drew - Audio Described Film
Friday, December 7, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 3:00 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio
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