Eligibility of blind and other print-disabled persons for loan of library materials:
Anyone who is a resident of the U.S. or its territories temporarily or permanently unable to see or hold print material is eligible for library services for the blind.
See Eligibility Certification on this page for more details on who can certify the application.
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To apply for service, we can mail you an application; or you can complete the fillable PDF document, save it to your computer, and email it to us at email@example.com
We can now accept faxed, emailed, or photocopied signatures.
Questions: Contact us at 775-684-3354 or 800-922-9334
To learn more? Visit our website at www.loc.gov/nls! There you’ll find contact information for the NLS network library in your state or locality as well as details on who we serve, eligibility, and how to enroll. There are links to resources for people with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. And you can browse the online catalog and discover the tens of thousands of books that NLS patrons can download instantly and read on a mobile device or have delivered to their home on audio cartridge or in braille. Have a family member or friend who might be interested? Let them know where to find us too!
Eligibility must be certified by one of the following:
Doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, ophthalmologist, optometrist, psychologist, registered nurse, therapist, or professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public or welfare agencies (such as an educator, social worker, case worker, counselor, rehabilitation teacher, certified reading specialist, school psychologist, superintendent, or librarian).