DELAWARE LIBRARY ACCESS SERVICES

Since 1971, Delaware Library Access Services (formerly, the Delaware Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) has provided books in Braille and audio books in accessible formats for the blind and physically handicapped residents of Delaware. DLAS is the Delaware regional branch of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress. As such DLAS has access to over 2,000 new titles recorded by the NLS each year. Currently the library has over 50,000 volumes, which comprise more than 36,000 different titles. The library has audio playback devices that are loaned to patrons to listen to the audio books. All services of the DLAS are free to the patron. Materials are distributed through the US postal service and may be returned to the library postage free.

Eligibility: Anyone who is unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations or reading disabilities may receive service. This includes not only blindness and visual impairment but also paralysis, missing arms or hands, lack of muscle coordination or prolonged weakness.

Visit the online DLAS Catalog.

Download NLS Audio Books through BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download

For more information, or to sign up for service visit your local library or contact DLAS directly at the following address:

Delaware Library Access Services
121 Martin Luther King Blvd. North
Dover, DE 19901

Phone 1-800-282-8676
e-mail debph@lib.de.us



Last Updated: Monday, 29-Apr-2013 13:53:58 EDT
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