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Maryland State Library for the 

Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)​


The mission of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD) is to provide comprehensive library services to the eligible blind and print disabled residents of the State of Maryland. Our vision is to provide innovative and quality services to meet the needs and expectations of our patrons.  

LBPD Provides:

    • ​Books and magazines in Braille delivered either through the US mail or through digital download
    • Books and magazines sent in a specialized format for use with the Digital Talking Book Machine mailed directly to the patron at home or accessed via direct download
    • Books in Large Print delivered through the US Mail
    • Accessible Technology Training by Appointment
    • Accessible Textbook Conversion through the Maryland Accessible Textbook Program
    • ​ADA Compliant Computer Workstations both at LBPD and across the state
    • Accessible events and programs held at LBPD and over the phone

All services are FREE to library patrons. ​​

Appli​cations must be certified that patrons meet eligibility for services. 

    • Fillable PDF version found here​. (Download then fill out)
    • Word verson found here​. (Download then fill out.)

Brochures for library services can be found here:


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Contact Us:
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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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 November 25th and 26th. 

Additionally, the library is experiencing severe postal delays. Please read the Director's Corner​ of our blog for more information.​​​

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