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Puerto Rico Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Puerto Rico Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
520 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Suite 2
San Juan, PR 00901
(787) 723-2519 (Local)
(787) 721-8177 (Fax)
(800) 981-8008 (Toll-Free)
de33797@miescuela.pr

Brief Description

Free library service. Provides free braille transcription services for patrons and public organizations.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. Operates a 24-hour hot line.
Clients served on average per year: 2,000
Number of staff: 11
Staff description: Regional Librarian, Librarians; Assistant Librarians, Equipment Control Officer, Secretary, Clerk, Part-time clerks
Geographic area served: Puerto Rico.

Staff

Evelyn Torres, Regional Librarian, (787) 723-2519, etorrestorres10@gmail.com

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Provides braille services on request.
  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, audiocassettes, and braille books for blind and physically handicapped persons.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Provides a free library service to persons who are unable to use standard printed material because of visual or physical disabilities. Library patrons can borrow audio or braille books such as they might find in print at a local public library. Books and magazines in audio form (talking books) and braille are delivered to eligible readers by postage-free mail and are returned in the same manner. Specially designed phonographs and cassette players are also loaned free to persons who borrow talking books from their library.
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