Pennsylvania residents who are unable to read standard sized newsprint, unable to hold a book or turn pages, or who have a physically-based reading disability may be eligible for services through Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH). LBPH provides a wide range of lendable resources at no cost to qualified patrons.
Our print and electronic collections include:
- Large print books
- Audio described DVDs
- Audio books and magazines with playback equipment
- Downloadable audio through Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD), which can be used with our playback devices or with an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad
- Downloadable electronic Braille, also through BARD
- Physical Braille books, which can be borrowed via interlibrary loan through our partner the Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Once enrolled, materials are sent to and from patrons through US mail in postage-free containers. Click here to learn about our easy application process.
The staff of CLP-LBPH, which is a network library of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, can answer reference questions about anything from the weather to accessible technology. Staff is also available to discuss the latest best sellers, favorite authors, and suggest new titles you might enjoy.