Further Library Resources


The Oklahoma Library for the Blind through its Public Information Office is committed to raising awareness of the library. Representatives from the library travel statewide delivering presentations at libraries, assisted living centers, schools, civic organizations, churches, social agencies, and other groups. If you are interested in finding out how the library operates contact OLBPH and we can arrange a tour of our facility in Oklahoma City; there you can learn more about adaptive technology and Braille.

The Hill garden path

Oklahomans for Special Library Services provided funding for "The Hill" - an accessible fragrant garden and walking path at the library. Click here to view pictures and learn more about The Hill.

Patron Testimonial


If you are interested in donating your time to the OLBPH in any capacity, please email the library at [email protected] or call: 405-521-3514 - toll free: 800-523-0288 or TDD: 405-521-4672.

Bright Future

Bright Future is the OLBPH's quarterly newsletter, which showcases the library's programs and services. The first issue was published without a name in January 1970 and it went unnamed until the summer of 1987 when patron Shirley Price won the newsletter naming contest. In it readers will find articles about our staff, volunteers, popular book titles, and information on services of interest to people with disabilities, as well as updates from Visual Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.


NFB-NEWSLINE offers over 40 magazines, ranging from the Arts, Science, Health and Fitness, Pop Culture and National and International news. This also includes special local channels to distribute announcements of specific interest to the blind. Contact OLBPH in order to sign up for Newsline.

Oklahoma Telephone Reader

The Oklahoma Telephone Reader (OTR) is an on-demand dial-up information service. OTR takes the place of and is similar to its predecessor the Older Blind Telephone Information Line. One big difference is this new system is owned and operated by the OLBPH. This will allow us, as the service evolves, to provide more available programming both current and stored for easy listener access. Seven days a week volunteers record articles from “The Oklahoman,” “Tulsa World” and other publications on to the OTR system.