LBPH: Requesting Materials
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Patrons are encouraged to request as many materials as desired. Reading preferences, including favorite authors and subjects, as well as specific titles can be added to a patron’s account at any time. Users may also subscribe to a favorite series of book and receive the books in sequential order.
Materials can be requested in a variety of ways. See below for more information.
Contacting the Library:
Simply contact the Kent District LBPH by phone, mail, email, or in person to request materials. Staff members are happy to assist patrons in choosing reading materials. They will also assist the patron in adding, deleting, or changing reading preferences and account settings at any time.
Talking Book Topics & Braille Book Review
Requests can be made by filling out and returning the order forms that are included in the Talking Book Topics and Braille Book Review catalogs. Check off any titles of interest and mail the form free of charge to the Kent District LBPH. Items requested on these forms will be placed on the patron’s request list and sent to the patron as they become available.
Patrons can order recorded books and Braille materials online through the Library of Michigan Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Users are welcome to browse the online state catalog and request materials using the online order form. Books and other materials will be sent to the patron as they become available.
Patrons may wish to search the National Library Service Voyager catalog, which lists the materials available at all regional and subregional LBPH libraries across the nation. Some materials not available through our local collection or at the Library of Michigan may be available through InterLibrary Loan. Please contact the library for more details.
A text-only version of the national catalog is also available.