Services for the Visually Impaired

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAndrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
The New York Public Library provides braille and special format audio books and magazines for people who are physically unable to read standard print. Applications are at the library Reference Desks. Click link to learn more.

Merlin LCD Magnifier

This is a full-color, auto-focus video magnifier, enabling "individuals with low vision to read, write, view photos, and more, in color, black-and-white, or advanced high-contrast positive or negative viewing modes." 

Merlin LCD MagnifierAudiobooks

Audiobooks are available at the library as cassette books, books on CD-ROM, downloadable books, and Playaways.

Large Print

Our collection of large print books includes fiction, non-fiction and bestsellers. 

Note:  Assistive Services are available to library patrons of all ages


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