Residential Facilities

Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library is the public library for Missouri residents who cannot use standard print. This includes residents of nursing and rehabilitation facilities who have a visual impairment, physical disability or a reading disability caused by organic dysfunction, such as dyslexia.

Residents may receive services either as individuals or through the facility. A facility may receive services for the general qualifying populace by completing an Application for Free Library Service: Institutions and mailing it to Wolfner Library at the address on the application. To sign up residents as individuals, please complete an Application for Free Library Service: Individuals for each individual.

Wolfner Library has popular fiction, classics, and nonfiction in audio, braille and large print formats. Audio books make up the greatest part of the collection, and each book is the complete, unabridged edition. The collection also includes braille titles as well as a number of large print books for all ages.

Also available to facilities are kits with a reminiscence therapy theme that involve sensory motor function. These kits come in over twenty themes and contain several activities. More information about these kits is available on the Bi-Focal Kits webpage.

You may order books and kits through phone, mail, e-mail, or fax. Recommended Reading lists are available online  or may be requested over the phone or via e-mail. You may also request books through the online catalog, WolfPac. Because our books and equipment travel through the United States Postal Service as free matter mail, no postage is required to return materials to Wolfner Library.

Contact Wolfner Library at 800-392-2614 and ask for the Reader Advisor for Institutions for more information.