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Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH)

The mission of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is to provide comprehensive library services to the eligible blind and physically handicapped residents of the State of Maryland. Our vision is to provide innovative and quality services to meet the needs and expectations of our patrons. 

LBPH Website Header, showing the audiobook equipment, Braille Books, and an ADA compliant computer workstation.  LBPH Website Header, showing the audiobook equipment, Braille Books, and an ADA compliant computer workstation. 

Upcoming Events: 

The library will be hosting the following programs:

​Technology User Group Meeting:​
Join us June 9 at 10:00 AM; ​You do not have to RSVP for this event.
Held at Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
 2240 Northwood Dr, Salisbury, MD 21801​

The Amazon Echo has been updated and redesigned, making it even better! Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set alarms, set timers, answer questions, and to control other smart devices. Did we mention that you can order groceries and products, too? This is the ultimate hands free device! 
  We’ll answer the questions: 
  • How does it work? How well does it work?
  • Is it useful? How can we make it useful?

Upcoming TUG Events

  • July TUG: Making Social Media Work for You (in Baltimore at LBPH)
  • August TUG: Learning to use Overdrive, Kindle, and Audible (Columbia, MD)
  • September TUG: Why an Apple Computer Makes Sense ( in Baltimore at LBPH)​​

​​Writer's Live:

In partnership with Enoch Pratt Central Library, LBPH will hold the following Writer's Live Events. Writer's Live is a free and open meeting with local authors who discuss their works and the craft of writing. 

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30pm, LBPH

​​Poetry & Conversation: Jennifer Chang, Some Say the Lark, & Jenny Johnson, In Full Velvet

Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark, which was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Nation, Poetry, and A Public Space, and she has published essays on poetry and poetics in The Los Angeles Review of Books, New England Review, and The Volta. She co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, an organization that supports Asian American writers, and teaches creative writing and literature at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet (Sarabande Books, 2017). Her honors include a 2015 Whiting Award and a 2016-17 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. Her poems have appeared in The New York Times, Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, New England Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Rainier Writing Workshop's MFA Program. 


Event link:​


Beyond the Stacks Newsletter: ​

The library's Beyond the Stacks newsletter is a great way to stay up-to-date on the great things happening at the library. Newsletters come out quarterly, based on the calendar year. To sign up for the newsletter, please email:

​  2017

Beyond the Stacks - Vol. 1, Iss. 1
Beyond the Stacks - Vol 1, Iss. 2
Beyond the Stacks - Vol 1, Iss. 3


Beyond the Stacks Vol 2, Issue 1


Beyond the Stacks, Junior Newsletter: 

There is a newsletter just for our younger patrons! Beyond the Stacks, Junior is a great way to stay up-to-date on all the library happenings, including reading challenges and events perfect for those between the ages of infancy and young adulthood. 




Accessible Workstation List:  

Library Hours:

Monday – Friday:      8 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Second Saturday:     10 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Special Announcements and Closings:

Closing Notice: 

The Library will be closed on Monday, May  28th in honor of Memorial Day. 


Reference Desk Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Second Saturday 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Voice: 410-230-2424 or 1-800-964-9209
TTY: 410-333-8679 or 1-800-934-2541
FAX: 410-333-2095

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