oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


Oklahomans for Special Library Services

About OSLS

The Oklahomans for Special Library Services (OSLS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 to promote the interests and welfare of the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (OLBPH) as a cultural, educational and recreational asset for Oklahomans who cannot access regular print. Library services include pleasure reading on audiotape and Braille as well as educational materials in large print and Braille.

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in promoting this program. OSLS is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors.

A general membership meeting is held each year, at which time a review of accomplishments, services and related items are discussed. Members are encouraged to provide input and offer suggestions for consideration. The general meeting provides an opportunity for OSLS members to nominate and endorse individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors.

Membership Levels

Individual........................$15.00
Business/Professional Group..........$50.00
Patron...............................$100.00
Benefactor...........................$500.00
Life.................................$1000.00

Previous projects

Continued circulation of Braille books, purchase of descriptive videos, production of several issues of the library's newsletter, provided funding for "The Hill" - an accessible fragrant garden and walking path at the library, assistance in funding our summer reading program, support for disability awareness days, supplies for library outreach... and many more.

Tax Deductible Donations:

Every gift or contribution to OSLS is one that has potential to affect thousands of individuals. Contributions enable OSLS to provide activities not funded by the annual OLBPH budget. Be sure to make your checks payable to OSLS and mail to:

Oklahomans for Special Library Services
P.O. Box 53593
Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Donations are accepted in memory of a loved one, family member or to honor an individual. When a gift is made, it should include the name of the person being honored and the name and address of the family or family member to be notified of the gift. You can donate to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation by clicking here

Please consider naming OSLS as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or in other estate planning bequests. With the assistance of an estate-planning attorney, significant tax benefits my be possible from providing such a gift to OSLS.
For more information contact Vicky Golightly at 405-522-0526 or via email