Reading is for Everyone

For many people reading has become a challenge because they are unable to read standard print. What many people do not know is that it is still possible to enjoy selecting a favorite book and entering the imagination of the writer through a service provided by the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH).

LBPH lends books, on a wide range of subject interests, in braille, audio, and in large type. A qualified team of librarians is also available to assist with selection. Best of all, the service is free, statewide and can be brought to you through the U.S. mail.

Who can use us?

You are eligible for the service if you are:

what do we offer?

The library collection consists mainly of books which include categories of popular fiction and nonfiction, best sellers, the classics, poetry, history, biographies, religious literature, children’s books and books in foreign languages. There are also over seventy popular magazines from which to choose.

other services

LBPH offers the following additional services:

how can i apply?


The library is open: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

about this program

LBPH is part of the national network of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped(NLS), Library of Congress. This service is provided in every state.

The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.

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