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Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


Registered adults and children may borrow a variety of recorded books and magazines plus the necessary playback machines, large print books, and described videos. Braille books and magazines are also available.

Recorded books and magazines

Large print books

The typesize on the books in our large print collection is 14-point or larger. These books are available to individuals who have visual impairments that make reading standard print difficult. In addition to the Regional Libraries' collections, many public libraries throughout the State have large print books.

Described videos

These videocassettes include narration of the visual elements of the movie without interfering with dialogue or sound effects. A standard VHS player is needed to play these videos.

Braille books and magazines

Braille materials are available for both adults and children. The children's braille collection also includes print/braille combinations. The Philadelphia Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides braille services to the entire state of Pennsylvania as well as West Virginia and Delaware.

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