Library for Accessible Books

The State of Connecticut Library offers a program that provides reading materials in formats accessible by individuals who are unable to use printed materials due to visual, physical, reading disabilities.

  • The Connecticut Library for Accessible Books (CTLAB), formerly the Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), is a network library of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS).  CT LAB lends books and magazines in audio and braille formats, for free, to any Connecticut resident who is unable to read regular print due to a visual, reading, or physical disability.
  • Readers register with CT LAB and materials are delivered to individuals via U.S. mail or are downloaded by patrons to their personal computers and mobile devices.  The NLS collection includes nonfiction, fiction, bestsellers, magazines, and the NLS music section.  Titles are available in a variety of world languages.  The collection is intended to appeal to patrons of all ages. 

Link to the details at the Connecticut State Library: CTLab at Connecticut State Library

Link to application (in various formats): Applications

Here is a link to the eligibility: NLS – the National Librry Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.