Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York Public Library - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York Public Library
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-4211
(212) 206-5400 (Local)
(212) 206-5418 (Fax)
(212) 206-5458 (TDD/TTY)
talkingbooks@nypl.org
http://www.nypl.org/locations/heiskell

Brief Description

The Andrew Heiskell Library provides braille and special format audio books and magazines for people who are physically unable to read standard print and live in New York City or Long Island, NY.

Hours of operation: Mon., Weds., Fri., Sat. 10:00 PM-5:00 PM (onsite); Tues., Thurs. 12:00 AM-7:00 PM (onsite); Mon., Weds., Fri., Sat. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM (telephone); Tues., Thurs. 10:00 AM-7:00 PM (telephone);
Geographic area served: New York City and Long Island.

Staff

Jordan Boaz, Children's Librarian, jordanboaz@nypl.org
Jill Rothstein, Chief Librarian, jillrothstein@nypl.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • We offer personal technology coaching and a robust range of topics in small group workshops. Get coaching on everything from using a computer, screen reader, screen enlarger, setting up email, learning to type, and getting comfortable with Apple iOS technologies, to finding helpful apps for independent living and using NYPL's research databases.
  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, audiocassettes, and braille books for blind and physically handicapped persons.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York Public Library, is this page missing one of your services, events, programs, or announcements? Update your information for free.

Join Our Mission

Help us expand our resources for people with vision loss.