The Blind Foundation library

We lend books, magazines and other information to people who are blind or have low vision, in a variety of accessible formats.


Standard print, large print and braille versions of a library book

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Our Library offers a range of fiction and non-fiction audio books, braille books, audio magazines and electronic texts (etexts) to adult members around the country, through a door-to-door mailbox service as well as by email and direct download. More than 50,000 items are issued each month. We also provide access to information in a variety of accessible formats.

Eligibility for library services

Keen to take advantage of our Library service?

Adults must be fully registered as Blind Foundation clients.

Children and young adults may either be registered with the Blind Foundation or enrolled with a visual or sensory resource centre.

For copyright and funding reasons, please note that the Blind Foundation is unable to sell or loan items to members of the public.

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Library-related clubs and events

Members News Feed

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    Canterbury activities

    We have a number of recreational activities and peer support groups open to all Blind Foundation clients. This week, we're featuring activities in Canterbury. 23 Apr 2014

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    Blind Sport NZ Expo

    Click through to read more about the expo held at Awhina House. 17 Apr 2014

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    The Open Page - 17 April

    This issue is dedicated to Easter reading and a special recipe for hot cross buns. 16 Apr 2014

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    YoYoReader Daisy has arrived!

    Blind Foundation is pleased to announce the arrival of the new YoYoReader. A powerful digital-talking book pocket sized device. 15 Apr 2014

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    Ministry of Social Development Survey

    You are invited to give feedback on the Ministry of Social Developmentā€™s Proposed Health and Disability Longer Term Work Programme, through a survey on Survey Monkey. 14 Apr 2014

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    Onkyo World Braille Contest

    If you enjoy writing in braille then this could be the perfect competition for you! 25 Mar 2014