Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (LBPH)
About the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH)
Phone: 505-476-9770 or 1-800-456-5515 (in New Mexico)/ Fax: 505-476-9776
Address: 1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Hours Open: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM by Phone and for Walk-In Public/ Closed on State Holidays
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) was established by an act of Congress in 1931, and placed under the jurisdiction of the Library of Congress. Subsequent legislation expanded the program in the 1950’s and 1960’s. From a start of 19 libraries in 1931, the network has grown to 56 regional and 65 sub-regional libraries throughout the United States. The New Mexico program was established in 1967.The program in New Mexico is administered by the New Mexico State Library, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. The New Mexico network consists of the regional library in Santa Fe and a number of depository libraries located throughout the state.
The LBPH is responsible for meeting the reading and information needs of nearly 4000 New Mexico citizens who are blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped, or reading disabled. These needs are met by providing books, magazines, and other material in alternate format (digital cartridge, cassette, Braille, and electronic text), playback equipment, and some production of print materials in alternative media. The collection contains more than 60,000 titles and 300,000 volumes on a wide variety of subjects.
|NLS Online Catalog|
- Eligibility Requirements
- Application Form (PDF Format)
Ordering Materials and Equipment
- Descriptive Video List--Alphabetical by Title (PDF Format)
- Library Volunteers
- Friends of the Library
- LBPH Links
- LBPH Newsletter
This program is funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act.