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Detroit Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Detroit Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Frederick Douglass Branch for Specialized Services
Detroit Public Library
3666 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48208-2880
(313) 481-1704 (Local)
(313) 833-4941 (Fax)
lbph@detroitpubliclibrary.org
http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/specialservice/detroit-library-blind-and-physically-handicapped-lbph

Brief Description

The Detroit Subregional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides services, in accordance with the guidelines established by the U.S. Library of Congress National Library Service (NLS), to those who cannot read conventional print material, including persons who are blind, visually handicapped, physically handicapped, or reading disabled.

Hours of operation: Mon./Weds./Sat. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Tues./Thurs. 12:00 PM-8:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Detroit and Highland Park (Wayne County).
Publications: IN FOCUS Newsletter published quarterly.

Staff

Laurie Townsend Stuart, Branch Manager, ltownse@detroitpubliclibrary.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, large-print books, and audiocassettes for blind and physically handicapped persons.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • The LBPH collection is primarily a leisure collection of books on tape with adult and juvenile bestsellers, Classics, Black history, and old time radio shows. It also includes large print books, regular print books and journals about disabilities, reference sources on the ADA, and self-instruction sign language video cassettes and CD-ROMs.
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