Welcome to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Glass-covered display case containing a wide variety of OLBPH items

The Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is the source for talking books for those who are unable to read the written word due to visual impairments or physical disabilities. We mail thousands of free recorded books and the equipment needed to play them to patrons all across the state.

Our librarians are here to assist patrons with their reading selections. The Oklahoma Telephone Reader provides general interest newspaper articles and magazines for patrons to access via their home telephone.

The Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Center assists children with their educational material needs including textbooks and equipment.

The Many Faces of BARD

For many patrons, BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowledge is power. That’s why the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) now offers a free, monthly educational series called The Many Faces of BARD.

The program will be held on the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Oklahoma time. It will last for one hour and will cover one aspect of BARD usage. Each program will start with a brief presentation. Time will be reserved at the end of each session to answer questions. NLS will announce the topic for the next presentation at the end of each program.

The sessions are open to all patrons. To participate by phone, call 1-669-254-5252. Patrons with internet access can join via Zoom.