Braille Resources in Maine

The Maine State Library Outreach arranges wih the Perkins School for the Blind to have Braille library materials provided directly to eligible Maine residents without cost to users. Mainers who would like to borrow materials in Braille should contact the Perkins School directly at 1-800-852-3133.

Due to frequent requests, a small collection of children's books printed in Braille are available. There are also several sets of Perkins Panda Braille literacy kits available for use with young children. The kits include a stuffed Perkins Panda bear, Braille and text picture books with touch textures integrated into the illustrations, and other interactive props and resource guides.

For more information on these materials or to borrow them, please use contact
The Maine State Library Outreach.

Web Braille

Maine talking books users are eligible for Web Braille service from the Library of Congress. In order to access Web Braille, it is necessary to have adaptive equipment, such as refreshable braille display, braille-aware notetaker, or braille embosser. To sign up for this service, call the Talking Books staff at Outreach Services: 1-800-762-7106.