Further Library Resources


The Oklahoma Library for the Blind through its Public Information Office is committed to raising awareness of the library. Representatives from the library travel statewide delivering presentations at libraries, assisted living centers, schools, civic organizations, churches, social agencies, and other groups. If you are interested in finding out how the library operates contact OLBPH and we can arrange a tour of our facility in Oklahoma City; there you can learn more about adaptive technology and Braille.

Patron Testimonial

Share your testimonial about how the OLBPH has helped you. Fill out this form and brag on us a little bit. 


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NFB-NEWSLINE offers over 40 magazines, ranging from the Arts, Science, Health and Fitness, Pop Culture and National and International news. This also includes special local channels to distribute announcements of specific interest to the blind. Contact OLBPH in order to sign up for Newsline.


If you are interested in donating your time to the OLBPH in any capacity, please email the library at olbph@okdrs.gov or call: 405-521-3514 - toll free: 800-523-0288 or TDD: 405-521-4672.

Library Volunteer Application

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Bright Future

Bright Future is the OLBPH's quarterly newsletter, which showcases the library's programs and services. The first issue was published without a name in January 1970 and it went unnamed until the summer of 1987 when patron Shirley Price won the newsletter naming contest. In it readers will find articles about our staff, volunteers, popular book titles, and information on services of interest to people with disabilities, as well as updates from Visual Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Read the latest edition!

Oklahoma Telephone Reader

Cover of the OTR brochureThe Oklahoma Telephone Reader (OTR) is an on-demand dial-up information service. OTR is owned and operated by the OLBPH. This allows us to provide more available programming both current and stored for easy listener access. Seven days a week, volunteers record articles from “The Oklahoman,” “Tulsa World” and other publications on to the OTR system. These recordings become digital files accessible through the telephone to OLBPH patrons who are signed up for the service.

If you would like to volunteer for OTR, please call 405-522-0518.

Learn more about OTR, read the brochure

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Library Volunteer Application

Helpful Links

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

American Council of the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind

National Federation of the Blind

American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) is a non-profit organization, committed to the belief that students and professionals with disabilities have the same right to access information technology as everyone else.

Family Connect is a web site for parents of children with visual impairments.

InfoEyes is a question-and-answer service provided by professional librarians at braille and talking book libraries to people with visual or other print limitations.

Learning Ally is a national nonprofit with a defined approach to help support students with learning disabilities and their families.

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