Audio and Braille Books

Stratford Library Becomes HUB for Accessible Books

The Stratford Library is proud to announce that it has become an official hub for the Connecticut State Library for Accessible Books. CT LAB is a network library of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS).  CT LAB lends books and magazines in audio and braille formats, for free, to any Connecticut resident who is unable to read regular print due to a visual, reading, or physical disability.

Stratford Library patrons and people from neighboring communities are encouraged to complete an individual application for the free service.  Applications are available at the Library along with a lobby display showing what the audiobooks and players look like. After an application is approved, CT LAB will mail materials directly to the registered patron’s residence. CT LAB patrons may also elect to use the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service to download materials using a computer or the BARD mobile app.

The CT Library for Accessible Books is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library. ​For further information, call the Stratford Library at 203.385.4164 or visit:

Photo Caption:   A display highlighting the Stratford Library’s role as a CT LAB hub is currently on display in the Library’s main lobby

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