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PAWS (Public Access Web System) 

PAWS is the catalog of the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, providing access to talking books, books in braille and other special format material to eligible borrowers. Please contact the library to set up your PAWS catalog account. Be ready to provide an email address and a password. You should also contact the library directly if you would like talking books with numbers below RC56000.

NLS Catalog

The Catalog of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), The Library of Congress.

BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)

Downloadable books from the National Library Service (NLS).

Recommended Reading

For Adults. Booklists compiled by librarians at the Andrew Heiskell Library and The New York Public Library. For recommended titles for children and teenagers, see the Children and Teens pages.

Other Resources