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Library for the Blind and Disabled, Utah State Library Division - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Library for the Blind and Disabled, Utah State Library Division
250 North 1950 West
Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
(801) 715-6789 (Local)
(801) 715-6767 (Fax)
blind@utah.gov
http://blindlibrary.utah.gov

Brief Description

The Program for the Blind and Disabled provides materials found in public libraries in formats that are accessible to the blind and disabled. Books and magazines are available in braille, in large print, and audio format.



Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 16,900
Number of staff: 15
Geographic area served: Utah and Wyoming and braille readers in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Publications: SeeNote (quarterly newsletter to the patrons)

Staff

Karma Clevenger, Reader's Advisor, (801) 715-6789
Lisa Nelson, Library Program Manager/Librarian, (801) 715-6789, blind@utah.gov
Sarah Pitkin, Librarian/Readers Advisor, (801) 715-6789
Paula Stuart, Librarian/Reader's Advisor, (801) 715-6789

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Books by local authors and of local interest.
  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, and audiocassettes for blind and physically handicapped persons. Also serves braille readers in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • General library materials for those with visual, physical or learning disibilities, available on cassette tape, large print, and braille.
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