If you or someone you know is unable to read standard type print, unable to hold a book in your hands, or, if you have dyslexia - you are eligible for this service!
In Washtenaw County this free service administered by the Ann Arbor District Library, loans books, magazines, and videos in alternative formats (audio books on cartridge or for download, large print, braille books and magazines, and descriptive video) to individuals of all ages who are unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations. A talking book machine and materials are mailed at no cost as Free Matter for the Blind. For more information on how to apply, click here.
Once signed up, all eligible individuals also have access to downloading tens-of-thousands of books and dozens of magazines from the National Library Service's Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site.
Additionally, all eligible individuals also have access to a variety of other services, including access to NFB Newsline (local and national newspapers via telephone), textbooks and bibles in audio format, and radio reading services. For more information about these, and all other Available Items, click here.
All Washtenaw County residents who are eligible for WLBPD service, as well as those living in the same household, are also eligible for Ann Arbor District Library borrowing privileges.