ERIC Number: ED412717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Library Resources for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: A Directory with FY 1996 Statistics on Readership, Circulation, Budget, Staff, and Collections.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
This directory lists library resources for individuals with blindness or physical disabilities. The first section of the directory lists National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) network libraries and machine-lending agencies arranged alphabetically by city. In several states, two regional libraries have been established; in these instances, the specific service areas of each library are shown. County service areas are also listed for subregional libraries. Regional libraries that also function as machine-lending agencies are identified, as well as regional libraries designated as braille-lending libraries. The second part of the directory lists other library resources at the national level arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization. Entries include not-for-profit organizations and volunteer programs that provide reading materials in special media on loan to individuals with print disabilities. Criteria for inclusion are that the organizations offer services nationwide, have a book collection sufficiently broad in subject matter to be of general interest, have a minimum of two hundred titles available on loan, and circulate materials on the basis of free loan or for a minimal fee to cover basic costs. An appendix includes charts depicting the readership and circulation, and budget, staff, and collections of NLS network libraries. (CR)
Descriptors: Blindness, Braille, Libraries, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Services, Organizations (Groups), Physical Disabilities, Printed Materials
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.