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Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library

40 West 20th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10011-4211
(212) 206-5400

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

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The Andrew Heiskell Library provides talking books and magazines and braille for people who are blind, visually impaired, or are otherwise physically unable to read standard print. The library serves residents who live in New York City and Long Island.

Find braille and audio books: PAWS catalog. Check Find it Fast for links to programs and services at the library and from other agencies.

The library has two public floors, with a children's room and a young adult section, large circulating collections of talking book and braille materials that mirror collections in traditional neighborhood public libraries, specialized audio playback equipment for listening to recorded books and magazines, and assistive technologies.

Fiction and nonfiction selections range from classics to bestsellers in many subject areas. 

Upcoming Events

Today
1 p.m. Intro to Excel with JAWS and Magic
3 p.m. Children's Read Aloud
Thursday, August 28, 2014
10:30 a.m. BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) for Mac and PC Users
Friday, August 29, 2014
11:15 a.m. Science Club!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
3 p.m. Children's Read Aloud
More upcoming events