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ERIC Number: ED314060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Library Resources for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. A Directory with FY 1988 Statistics on Readership, Circulation, Budget, Staff, and Collections.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
A free national library service providing recorded and braille materials is administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress (NLS). With the cooperation of authors and publishers who grant permission to use copyrighted books, NLS selects and produces full-length books and magazines in braille and on audiodisk and cassette. The reading materials are then distributed to a cooperating network of 56 regional and 92 subregional libraries that circulate them to eligible borrowers by postage-free mail. The first section of this publication lists NLS network libraries, arranged alphabetically by state. Within each state the regional library appears first, followed by subregional libraries listed alphabetically by city. Regional libraries that lend playback equipment and accessories are marked with an asterisk. Each entry includes the library's address, telephone numbers, name of contact librarian, hours, a description of the collection, reading aids available, and special services offered. The second section lists additional library resources available from 15 private organizations, e.g., the Braille Association of Kansas, Inc. These entries provide information on eligibility requirements, special media and kinds of materials available, and the organization's lending policies. Two appendixes, which make up more than a third of this publication, provide statistics on the readership and circulation, budgets, staff, and collections of the NLS network libraries. (SD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.