Wolfner Library is a free library service for Missourians of all ages who are unable to read standard print materials due to visual impairment, blindness, physical disability or reading disability, either temporary or permanent. There is no charge whatsoever to the patron for the following:
- Loan of audio, Braille and large print books and magazines
- Loan of digital audio players
- Audiobook downloads available 24 hours a day through the website
- Accessible newspapers and magazines
- Shipping through the United States Postal Service
Currently, over 9,000 Missourians actively use Wolfner Library.
The library's collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio, Braille, and large print books for all ages. Over seventy (70) magazine subscriptions are available, and the library loans digital playback machines to those using audiobooks.
Wolfner Library is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located on the second floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City, Missouri.
If you have access to a computer, tablet, mobile device, or third-party player with internet capabilities, please make use of our BARD download website and BARD mobile app, which allow you to access all of our talking books and digital Braille files.
You also may be interested in listening to newspapers and magazines over the phone through the National Federation of the Blind's Newsline program. For more information about Newsline, call 866-504-7300. You may also call the Xavier Society for the Blind at 800-637-9193 to learn about their selection of books and publications, or JBI International at 800-433-1531.