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Library Resources for Disabled Persons

For patrons who are visually impaired, a good alternative may be an audiobook.  The library offers audiobooks on CD and through our growing collection of downloadable electronic audiobooks.

Large Print Collection
All branches have a large print collection of books.  When searching our catalog, CamCat, go to Advanced Search.  Click the tab for Collections and check the box for Large Print.  You can enter keyword search terms, or leave the search field blank to see all Large Print books.

New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center (TBBC)
TBBC serves New Jersey residents of all ages (children, teens and adults) who cannot read standard print or who cannot hold a book or turn the pages of a book because of a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a visual mpairment. TBBC provides no-cost, home-delivered services as a regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the U.S. Library of Congress.  Apply for the service here.

The Camden County Library also participates in the Talking Book & Braille Center's Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) program. Participants can choose from tens of thousands of  accessible audiobooks, dozens of audio magazines, and over 11,000 Braille files.  All of these materials can be downloaded from the Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD). You must be registered with TBBC in order to register for BARD. Call TBBC toll-free at 800-792-8322.   Library staff at the Voorhees branch can help with downloading these materials.

New Jersey Self-Help Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse collects local support group information for a wide variety of topics, from diabilitites to addictions to parenting.