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NLS at the Library of Congress

National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable.

NOTE: In the event of a temporary shutdown of the federal government, beginning Saturday, January 20, NLS will be closed until appropriations are restored. The status of Library operations can be found by visiting