ERIC Number: ED070456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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1972 Directory of Library Resources for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Second Revised Edition.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Div. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Residents of the United States, its territories and possessions, and American citizens temporarily living abroad who are unable to read or use ordinary print because of physical limitations are eligible for free library service provided by the Library of Congress and a system of cooperating regional libraries. The Library of Congress Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides books and magazines in braille and on records and tape (talking books) to regional libraries which distribute these materials through the mail, postage free, to readers in their areas. Machine lending agencies distribute and service specially designed phonographs (talking book machines) and cassette tape players. This Second Revised Edition of the Directory reports statistics for fiscal year 1971 and lists the regional cooperating libraries by state. The address, telephone number, hours of operation, head librarian, number of readers served, description of the collection and circulation statistics are provided for each library. (The 1970 Directory is available as ED066171.) (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Div. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.