Maryland State Library for the Blind & Print Disabled (LBPD)

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The mission of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD) is to provide comprehensive library services to the eligible blind and print disabled residents of the State of Maryland. Our vision is to provide innovative and quality services to meet the needs and expectations of our patrons.  

LBPD Provides:

      • ​Books and magazines in Braille delivered either through the US mail or through digital download
      • Books and magazines sent in a specialized format for use with the Digital Talking Book Machine mailed directly to the patron at home or accessed via direct download
      • Books in Large Print delivered through the US Mail
      • Accessible Technology Training by Appointment
      • Accessible Textbook Conversion through the Maryland Accessible Textbook Program
      • ​ADA Compliant Computer Workstations both at LBPD and across the state
      • Accessible events and programs held at LBPD and over the phone

​​​Contact Us:​

Voice: 410-230-2424 or 1-800-964-9209
Email: ​r​e​ference.desk@maryland.gov​
TTY: 410-333-8679 or 1-800-934-2541
FAX: 410-333-2095 ​

​Li​brary Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Reference Desk Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.​

Special Announcements and Closings:​​

​The library will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024.


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​Latest Podcast:

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The MSLA podcast can also be found on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, TuneIn, and via RSS,

​​​​Previous Podcasts:​

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​Podcast Transcripts:


  
LBPD Guest Hour - Communicating During the Holidays with Alex Chan
LBPD Guest Hour - Dementia 101 with Ellen Platt
LBPD Guest Hour - Disaster Planning with Ceclia Warren
LBPD Guest Hour - Dyslexia Awareness Month
LBPD Guest Hour - Fraud Prevention with Kelle Slaughter
LBPD Guest Hour - Gardening Month with Marcus Williams
LBPD Guest Hour - Happiness Month
LBPD Guest Hour - Harnessing the Power of Social Media
LBPD Guest Hour - Identity Theft Awareness Week
LBPD Guest Hour - Indigenous Peoples App
LBPD Guest Hour - John Hopkins University Neuroplasticity Cognition Study
LBPD Guest Hour - Maryland History in a Crabshell_otter_ai
LBPD Guest Hour - Maryland Military History Museum
LBPD Guest Hour - Maryland Non Profits
LBPD Guest Hour - Maryland State Archives
LBPD Guest Hour - MDTAP
LBPD Guest Hour - Meals on Wheels
LBPD Guest Hour - MedicareSHIP
LBPD Guest Hour - National Museum of the American Latino
LBPD Guest Hour - National Social Workers Month
LBPD Guest Hour - Ocean Acidification with Dr. Liz Perotti
LBPD Guest Hour - Scary Stories Across Maryland with Dr. Andy Duncan_transcript
LBPD Guest Hour - Witches Brew with Amanda Hughes
LBPD Live - Peabody Sinfonia

​Upcoming Events:

​An events list can be found below the calendar​

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