Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Books and Magazines for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Philadelphia; Washington Square West


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General Information
Description of ServiceA wide variety of books and magazines for adults and children plus the necessary playback equipment may be borrowed. Books are available on many different subjects such as religion, sports, politics, science fiction and travel. The collection also includes best sellers, classics, biographies, poetry, plays, and much more.
Materials:
MAGAZINE titles range in subject from Good Housekeeping to Newsweek, and National Geographic to Sports Illustrated. Children’s magazines include Cricket and Spider. Most recorded magazines are produced on cassette.
CASSETTE BOOKS require a special cassette player, which is loaned free to readers. It is necessary to have this special cassette machine that plays four track tapes at 15/16 inches per second. The cassette player operates by a rechargeable battery. Many readers like cassettes because they are portable and easy to store.
BRAILLE BOOKS and magazines are available for adults and children. The children’s braille collection includes books having both the printed word and braille on each page.
LARGE PRINT BOOKS are available for use by partially sighted persons who have difficulty reading standard print. These books are printed in LARGER THAN NORMAL TYPE. In addition to the Regional Libraries’ collections, many public libraries in the State have large print books.
ATTACHMENTS are available for use with the equipment loaned. Please see application for more details.
LocationPhiladelphia
Geographical AreaBucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia; PA
Intake ProcedureVisit http://lbph.library.phila.gov/applbph.htm for application information. You may call us at 215-683-3213 or 800-222-1754, or e-mail us at flpblind@freelibrary.org for further assistance.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Fee AmountsNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 Free Library of Philadelphia
Physical Site Address 2 1500 Spring Garden Street Suite 230
Physical Site City, State, Zip Philadelphia, PA 19130
Main Phone 215-683-3213
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Affiliated Program: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Philadelphia; Washington Square West
This Service: Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Books and Magazines for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Blindness (YF-9000.0100)
Braille Materials/Collections (TJ-4500.8300-100)
Disability Related Libraries (TJ-4400.8100-180)
Large Print Materials/Collections (TJ-4500.8300-450)
Library Audiovisual Services (TJ-4500.4500)