NFB-NEWSLINE is a toll-free telephone service for San Franciscans registered with the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled that uses synthesized speech to deliver an audio version of more than 300 print publications, including four Spanish-language newspapers to those who are blind or visually impaired.

Today's, yesterday's and last Sunday's editions of daily local and national newspapers -- including the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times -- are just a toll-free phone call away. Over 40 magazines, covering the Arts, Science, Health and Fitness, Pop Culture and National and International news, as well as the local Library for the Blind and Print Disabled Newsletter and San Francisco Public Library’s monthly At the Library newsletter also are available on NFB-NEWSLINE®. Access is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from a touch-tone telephone anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico.

For a free demonstration of the NFB-NEWSLINE, call  415-373-3603 or if you are outside San Francisco, use the toll-free number: 1-888-882-1629. You will be asked for an ID code; enter 000999. You will then be asked for a security code; enter 9999. At this point, you will have access to a five-minute demonstration of the NEWSLINE and its newspapers.

To receive additional information and/or an application, please contact the SFPL Library for the Blind and Print Disabled at (415) 557-4253.