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Library service for blind and visually impaired users

The National Library of Belarus provides library and information services to the blind and severely visually impaired users through consulting, providing reference and bibliographic services and providing access to information resources.

In the scientific reading room for visually impaired users:

  • assist in the selection of documents on the topic, the design of the list of references, the search for information about events, facts, persons;
  • issue documents printed in Braille;
  • provide automated workstations, the equipment of which allows you to work with information independently: listen to online audio documents, project pages of flat-printed publications on a computer screen in an enlarged format, enlarge and voice electronic text information.

Upon requests from the users with visual impairments:

  • printed documents are converted into available electronic formats: graphic (pdf), text (word, txt), audio (mp3);
  • converted copies and digital copies of fragments of library documents are sent by e-mail.

Users who are blind or visually impaired can get help choosing relevant papers, compiling a list of references, and looking up details about people, events, and facts.

If a visually impaired person's ID card or a document proving a concurrent visual disability is submitted, services for blind and visually impaired users are offered free of charge.

You can submit a copy of your ID card, place orders for services, or consult with us:

Services for users with visual disabilities are provided on the basis of the Service procedures for the blind and visually impaired users

List of converted instances with a text layer
List of converted instances in audio format