Braille Institute Library

Braille Institute Library Open House 2018

Our annual event will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.  To RSVP please call 323-210-2604.

Come for a fun day for everyone!  Meet prolific narrator, Jill Fox and children's author/musician Barney Saltzberg.  There will also be a Senior Resource Fair.  

Braille Institute Library will be hosting a Poetry contest since April is National Poetry Month.  Contest is open to all patrons/students and the themes are, "The Joy of Reading" or "How Braille Institute changed your life".  Submit your poem no later than April 6, to or drop it off at the Library.  Top 3 winners announced at Open House!


Braille Institute Library Services (BILS)

BILS has a vast collection of audio books, Braille books, audio described movies, as well as a small collection of large print books. To learn more and take advantage of the services provided by BILS call or visit their website.


Phone: (800) 808-2555


BARD Express is here!

The National Library Service (NLS) has released its new BARD Express application to make the download process easier.  No more unzipping files!  Now you can download your audio books from the BARD website to your cartridge or USB drive.  For help or to get started call the Library today!


 Patron Centric Cartridge (PCC)

Instead of waiting for a popular book to become available, we can now put up to 15 titles from your Reserve List on a single cartridge just for you. Call the Library and ask for a Reader Advisor (800) 808-2555.  


Braille Institute Library Staff Book Picks

Braille Institute Library Reader Advisors and TRP staff have compiled a list of their Top Book Picks.

Click here to check out their favorites and call your reader advisors at 323-660-3880 to request a title you see on the list. Maybe you'll be adding one of these books to your Top Ten list!


Monthly Book Club

Come to the Braille Institute Library in Los Angeles and be a part of the monthly book club.  They meet on the last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.  If you want to find out what book their reading next or partipate by emailing your comments to

If you wanted to get a list of all the books they have read last year, click here.