Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Library for the Bild & Physically Handicapped - Connecticut State Library

The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is a network library of the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. We lend books and magazines in recorded formats along with the necessary playback equipment, and materials in braille, FOR FREE, to any Connecticut adult or child who is unable to read regular print due to a visual or physical disability.

Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm
In-state: 1-800-842-4516


  • Gordon Reddick
  • Kris Abery
    Deputy Director
  • Kathy Hotchkiss
    Readers Advisor
  • Nilda Martinez
    Library Clerk
  • Paula McLean
    Library Technician/ Readers Advisor
  • Mary Minow
    Readers Advisor
  • Brian Morris
    Shipping Clerk
  • Brad Tenan
    Circulation Assistant
  • Rafal Warchol
    Machine Assistant
  • National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Downloadable Books and Magazines

    BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download

    Potential users

    Access to the BARD web site is restricted to eligible readers. You will need a login ID and password to access it.

    If you do not have them, review the criteria for participation by reading the BARD application instructions and, if you qualify, request an account.

    Current users
    Please log in below:


    Reset your BARD password

    For support, please e-mail csl.bard@ct.gov