NLS Regional Library of the Year!

Graphic with National Library Service logo, Oklahoma government starburst and text: Celebrate with us! OLBPH has received the NLS 2019 Regional LIbrary of the Year Award!

We’re celebrating a tremendous honor! The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) selected OLBPH as its Regional Library of the Year for 2019. Oklahoma’s library is one of 56 regional libraries in the NLS system. In the NLS award announcement, the selection committee praised OLBPH for our commitment to our patrons, innovative programs, and outreach efforts. We share this accolade with our thousands of patrons and supporters, as well as staff members from the past who helped build this wonderful service. THANK YOU! OLBPH has remained open throughout the pandemic and we continue to circulate books and magazines. You can reach us at (405) 521-3514, (800) 523-0288, or by email: olbph@okdrs.gov.

Welcome to the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Glass-covered display case containing a wide variety of OLBPH items

The Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is the source for talking books for those who are unable to read the written word due to visual impairments or physical disabilities. We mail thousands of free recorded books and the equipment needed to play them to patrons all across the state.

Our librarians are here to assist patrons with their reading selections. The Oklahoma Telephone Reader provides general interest newspaper articles and magazines for patrons to access via their home telephone.

The Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Center assists children with their educational material needs including textbooks and equipment.