CT LAB Philosophy of Service

The basic philosophy is for the CT LAB to be the central source for books, magazines, equipment, and other library materials, as well as reference and reader's advisory services for Connecticut residents who are blind, have a reading disability, or have a physical disability. Specifically, to make available, in formats accessible to blind and print disabled readers, books and magazines representative of the range of print materials typically found in a public library.

The objectives of the CT LAB are to provide reader services as close as possible to their area, using the NLS collection and equipment; to reach out to potential readers, offering services; to pursue close cooperation with other libraries; and to add to the nationally distributed collection materials needed by patrons, through volunteer production.