Library for the Blind and Print Disabled - 2nd Floor

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Hours

Sun
12 - 5
Mon
10 - 6
Tue
9 - 8
Wed
9 - 8
Thu
9 - 8
Fri
12 - 6
Sat
10 - 6

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Current Newsletter:

Free Talking Books and Talking Book Player

The Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD) provides a collection of more than 90,000 digital "talking book" titles for all ages as well as the special player needed to listen to them. The books can be mailed for free to San Francisco residents who have difficulty reading standard print. Learn about our services and programs for yourself, for a family member, or a friend.

Sign up for Talking Books

The LBPD is part of the national network run by the Library of Congress the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). If you live outside San Francisco, we can put you in touch with your network library.

Regular LBPD programming includes technical help with devices and software, art exhibitions, "sneak preview" book talks, yoga, audio-described film showings, a book club, and more.

Collections and Services Available

In the LBPD and other Main Library Locations

  • Reading machines scan printed material and read the text in a computer voice.
  • Computer workstations with screen magnification and voice output/screen readers, scanners with OCR, and printers

Helpful Resources

Upcoming Events

Open Mic Poetry for the People
Friday, April 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Library for the Blind
Saturday Music Jam
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:00 pm
Main Library, Library for the Blind
LBPD Appy Hour
Friday, May 11, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Library for the Blind

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Brain Fitness
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 1:30 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Yoga in the LBPD
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:30 pm
Main Library, Library for the Blind
Brain Fitness
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:30 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

More related classes

Current Exhibits

The Creative Spirit
Through Thursday, August 16, 2018
Main Library, Library for the Blind
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