Welcome to CT LAB

Apply for service and access more than 130,000 books in audio or braille formats.  Registered CT LAB patrons can request a digital talking book player and receive books at home by mail or download books using BARD.  

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What is CT LAB

The Connecticut Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB), formerly the Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), is a network library of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS).  CT LAB lends books and magazines in audio and braille formats, for free, to any Connecticut resident who is unable to read regular print due to a visual, reading, or physical disability.

Readers register with CT LAB and materials are delivered to individuals via U.S. mail or are downloaded by patrons to their personal computers and mobile devices. The NLS collection includes nonfiction, fiction, bestsellers, magazines, and the NLS music section. Titles are available in a variety of world languages. The collection is intended to appeal to patrons of all ages.

CT LAB Resources

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Book and Equipment Loan Policies CT LAB
Policies govern the circulation of books and equipment to eligible blind and/or print disabled readers.
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Books and Materials
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CT LAB Philosophy of Service

The basic philosophy is for the CT LAB to be the central source resource

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Mission Statement
The CT LAB Mission
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Overview of CT LAB
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This notice explains our information practices and the choices you can make about the way the library collects and uses your information.
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