Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library
Wolfner Talking Books and Braille Library is open to the public by appointment until further notice in order to support the overall health and wellness of our communities and for the safety of our patrons and staff. Wolfner staff have returned and are beginning to send out books and machines. We still encourage BARD and Newsline.
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 National Federation of the Blind's Newsline program . For more information about Newsline, call: 866-504-7300. You may also be interested in calling the Xavier society at 800-637-9193 to find out the books they can offer you or JBI at 800-433-1531 to find out about their own offerings.
Wolfner is following the news and research closely and will follow the recommendations made concerning our material. All braille and large print books, cartridges and mail containers set aside for a period of 24 hours before going back into circulation. Machines will be quarantined for 7 days.
The recording studio will open on a limited schedule on July 7, 2020.
Our purpose is to keep our patrons, volunteers and staff healthy.
The Wolfner Advisory Council met on Friday, May 15 by conference call. The notice of meeting and tentative schedule can be found on the Advisory Council page or by clicking this notice.
Wolfner Library is a free library service for Missourians who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. Materials are mailed to and from library patrons at their homes, postage paid. There is no charge, whatsoever, to the patron. Currently, over 11,000 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 playback machines to those using audio books.
Wolfner Library is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is located in the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City, Missouri.