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Hawaii State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled

Joy with her service dog at the Library for the Blind & Print Disabled

Photo by Krystle Marcellus, Honolulu Star Advertiser

Equal access for all

The Hawaii State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled lends reading materials in audio, braille, and large print formats to people of all ages who have a visual or physical disability that prevents them from reading standard printed material.  Our services are free of charge. See if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Apply for free service

What we offer

National Library Service Digital Talking Book Player and Cartridge

Books, Magazines and More

We have a great collection of books and magazines in audio, braille and large print formats available to qualified users with vision impairments and other print disabilities.  We also transcribe materials into audio and braille and provide closed-circuit radio programming.  Call us at 733-8444 for more information.

See available services


BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) provides downloadable braille and audio reading material for library users who are unable to read or use standard printed material because of visual or physical disabilities. There are thousands of books and magazines in the BARD collection.  Interested?  Click the link below for more information.   

Learn more about BARD

Who we are

read art's story

Meet Art

When Art is using the talking book service, he’s where he belongs.

Read Art's story
read joy's story

Meet Joy

When Joy is listening to a good book on her Victor Reader Stream, she’s where she belongs.

Read Joy's story
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Contact Us

If you have any questions about the library or its services and resources, please call us at 733-8444 or visit the branch page by clicking the link below.

Branch Information