Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

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Q.: Who is eligible to use the Connecticut Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped?
A.:  Residents of Connecticut who are unable to read or use regular print materials
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Q.: Does it cost anything to use the program?
A.: No. This program is tax-supported by federal, state and local government
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Q.: How do I apply for Free Library Service from the Connecticut Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped?
A.: The applications for Free Library Service are given below. There is an application 
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Q.: What types of materials does the Library loan?
The Connecticut Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped collection
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Q.: How are materials received from and returned to the library? 
A.:  All books, magazines, catalogs, and equipment are sent to readers through the U.S. Postal
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Q.: Who can certify an individual as eligible?
A.:  In cases of blindness, visual impairment, or physical handicap, eligibility may be certified
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Q.: Are magazines available through the program?
A.: Yes. Magazines are available in braille and audio formats.
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Q.: Can books or magazines be downloaded from the Internet?
A.: Yes. Registered patrons may download digital talking books and magazines from the Internet
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Q.: Can people use the program if they are in residential care facilities or retirement homes?
A.: Yes. Eligible patrons may receive direct individual service in care of the facility.
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Q.: What is the Friends of the Library for the Blind. How do I join?
A.:  The purpose of the Friends of the LBPH shall be to draw together and unite those people
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Q.: Can Connecticut libraries, such as public and academic libraries, assist the Library for the Blind in outreach by displaying samples of the digital talking books and playback machines?
A.: Yes! We’d be very pleased to set up an account and loan to your library
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