Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library
Wolfner Talking Books and Braille Library is closed until April 6, 2020, in order to support the overall health and wellness of our communities and for the safety of our patrons and staff.
Please note that no talking books, braille or equipment will be able to be mailed out during this time. Please do not return books or equipment until Wolfner opens again.
If you are in need of something to read and 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 staff have been working to keep its patrons safe and reading. In an effort to do this, Wolfner sent out an additional five books to each patron to ensure that everyone has something to listen to as services are affected.
Wolfner is following the news and research closely and will follow the recommendations made concerning our material. After following these guidelines, all braille and large print books, cartridges, mail containers and machines will be dated and set aside for a period of 8 days before going back into circulation.
In the meantime, patrons are strongly encouraged to take advantage of using BARD, NFB Newsline, and the audio collection available online through their local library.
In person programs and outreach have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. Online or conference call programs will continue as scheduled.
The recording studio is closed until May 4, 2020.
Our purpose is to keep our patrons, volunteers and staff healthy.
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.