DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
901 G Street, NW
Room 215
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 727-2142 (Local)
(202) 727-0322 (Fax)
(202) 727-2255 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

The NLS Regional Library is one of the service functions within the Center for Accessibility of the District of Columbia Public Library.

Hours of operation: Monday and Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Geographic area served: District of Columbia. Braille readers receive services from Massachusetts.
Publications: Inside the Beltway Newsletter.


Melinda MaCall, Librarian, (202) 727-2270, melinda.maccall@dc.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers book deposit services to institutions (nursing homes, independent living centers, and schools with blind and deaf-blind students). Delivers books to persons with severely limited mobility.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides general reference, prepare lists of internet links for health, senior-interest, and hearing impaired resources, and other needs as requested.
  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, audiocassettes, and braille books for blind and physically handicapped persons.
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