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Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library
388 SE 6th Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021-6340
(507) 333-4828 (Local)
(507) 333-4832 (Fax)

Brief Description

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library provides direct library service to Minnesotans of all ages who are unable to use standard print materials because of a visual, physical or reading disability.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Number of staff: 9.5 full-time employees.
Geographic area served: Minnesota
Publications: Quarterly newsletter.


Catherine Durivage, Library Director, Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services, (507) 384-6860,
Dan Malosh, Librarian, (507) 384-6869,
Rene’ Perrance, Librarian, (507) 384-6870,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Provides audio, large-print and braille books and magazines for individuals with print disabilities.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Provides direct library service to pre-school age children to seniors with visual, physical and reading disabilities for whom the standard format of a printed book is a barrier to reading.
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