This free service, administered by the Rochester Hills Public Library, loans talking books and magazines, large print books, Braille and talking book players to eligible Oakland County residents of all ages. If you are unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations, you should qualify. A talking book player and materials will be mailed at no cost as Free Matter for the Blind. The first step in beginning service is to apply.
Digital Books are loaned for 4 weeks and in many cases can be renewed. There will not be any fines associated with the lending program. The overdue notice will simply be a reminder that you have had a book for over 4 weeks. We ask you to return books on a timely basis so that someone else can enjoy what you have enjoyed.
In addition to mailed materials, all eligible individuals have access to tens-of-thousands of books and dozens of magazines available for download through the National Library Service's Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site. An application for access to BARD is required and must be approved before access to the database is allowed.
OTBS@RHPL is conveniently located in the Outreach & Bookmobile Services area of the Rochester Hills Public Library. The staff of this award-winning department is committed to personal and accessible services beyond walls, beyond books and beyond tradiitional library services. When you pay us a visit, come find us directly across from the checkout desk on the first floor. For information on location and hours, visit the RHPL Hours & Location page.
All Oakland County residents who are eligible for OTBS service are also eligible for Rochester Hills Public Library borrowing privileges.
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