Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library
388 SE 6th Avenue
Faribault, MN 55021-6340
(507) 333-4828 (Local)
(507) 333-4832 (Fax)

Brief Description

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library provides direct library service to Minnesotans of all ages who are unable to use standard print materials because of a visual, physical or reading disability.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Number of staff: 9.5 full-time employees.
Geographic area served: Minnesota
Publications: Quarterly newsletter.


Catherine Durivage, Library Director, Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services, (507) 384-6860, catherine.durivage@state.mn.us
Dan Malosh, Librarian, (507) 384-6869, dan.malosh@state.mn.us
Rene’ Perrance, Librarian, (507) 384-6870, rene.perrance@state.mn.us

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Provides audio, large-print and braille books and magazines for individuals with print disabilities. Offers access to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)a web-based service that provides access to thousands of braille and talking books, magazines, and music scores available. Braille and talking books and magazines may be also downloaded through the BARD Mobile app, which requires connection to a refreshable braille display via a Bluetooth connection.
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