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Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Tennessee State Library and Archives - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Tennessee State Library and Archives
403 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0313
(615) 741-3915 (Local)
(615) 532-8856 (Fax)
tlbph.tsla@tn.gov
http://www.sos.tn.gov/tsla

Brief Description

Regional Library.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 6-7,000
Number of staff: 12
Geographic area served: State of Tennessee.

Staff

Clayton Altom, Assistant Director, (615) 741-3915, Clayton.Altom@tn.gov
Maria Sochor, Director, (615) 741-3915, Maria.Sochor@tn.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Provides free loan of audio books, magazines and players, large-print books, and braille books and magazines for persons who are unable to read standard print, due to a physical disability. More than 25,000 audio and braille titles are available for download. This service is available to eligible residents of the State of Tennessee of any age.

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Provides free loan of audio books, magazines and players, large-print books, and braille books and magazines for persons who are unable to read standard print, due to a physical disability. More than 25,000 audio and braille titles are available for download. This service is available to eligible residents of the State of Tennessee of any age.
  • Library Services
    • Free loan of audio, large print and braille books and magazines, music scores in large print and braille and special playback equipment. The TLBPH book collection of over 50,000 titles includes popular fiction and nonfiction, best sellers, classics, history, biographies, religious literature, children's books and books in foreign language. There are 70 popular magazines available. More than 25,000 audio and braille titles are available for download.
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