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Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services
1 Margaret Mitchell Sq
4th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-1452 (Local)
(404) 657-1459 (Fax)
(800) 248-6701 (Toll-Free)
glass@georgialibraries.org
http://www.georgialibraries.org/glass

Brief Description

GLASS supports accessible library services in Georgia by promoting the use of assistive technology and by providing accessible reading materials to those who are unable to read standard print due to a disability.

Hours of operation: Telephone Hours Monday – 8am to 5pm Tuesday – 8am to 6pm Wednesday – 8am to 6pm Thursday – 8am to 6pm Friday – 8am to 5pm Saturday – 8am to 5pm Patron Walk-In Hours Monday – 10am to 5pm Tuesday – 10am to 6pm Wednesday – 10am to 6pm Thursday – 10am to 6pm Friday – 10am to 5pm Saturday – 10am to 5pm
Clients served on average per year: 25,000 statewide
Number of staff: 13
Geographic area served: Georgia. Braille readers receive service from Utah.
Publications: HourGLASS newsletter, digital copy at http://georgialibraries.org/glass/newsletter/

Locations

1 Margaret Mitchell Sq
4th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Staff

Pat Herndon, Librarian, pherndon@georgialibraries.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books and magazines, talking book machines and accessories, audiocassettes, and braille books for blind and physically disabled persons.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Books: Recorded and braille books from a national collection that includes a variety of popular interest writings such as bestsellers, classics, mysteries, biographies, westerns, children's books, and foreign language materials.
    • Magazines: Library patrons can also subscribe to over seventy popular magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic.
    • Equipment and Accessories: Special playback equipment needed to listen to the books and magazines produced by NLS is lent to eligible users free of charge for as long as the individual is a user of the reading material provided by NLS and its cooperating libraries. Accessories are available which will help readers with limited mobility or hearing impairment use the equipment.
    • Book Reviews and Catalogs: Registered borrowers learn about new books added to the collection through two bi-monthly publications, Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review. These are available in large print, recorded, or braille format.
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