Library Items for blind and low-vision patrons
Large Print Books
We have a wide variety of both fiction and nonfiction titles, including current bestsellers. Search the JDL catalog for “large print” to see what we have available.
Large Print Reader’s Digest Magazine
Our Reader’s Digest Magazines are also available in large print, and may be checked out.
We have a wide variety of audiobooks in several formats. Search the JDL catalog for “Audiobooks” to see what is available in all audio formats, including digital, CD, and Playaway.
Digital audiobooks are accessible on a smart device or computer, through both Hoopla and Overdrive (Libby). To access these via a smart device, search for “Hoopla Digital” and “Libby, by Overdrive” in your app store. To access them through a browser, click here:
Books on CD are audiobooks housed on one or more discs, which can be played via any CD disc player.
Playaways are self-contained devices that house one audiobook. Plug in your own headphones and the Playaway handles the rest.
Braille and Talking Book Library
Braille and audiobook materials are delivered through the mail to your mailbox free of charge, through the Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library. Click here to learn more or to get signed up.