Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

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Accessibility

  • Fully ADA Compliant
  • Accessible main entrance
  • Accessible street parking and ACCESS drop-off
  • Accessible restrooms
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Bus Routes

77, 54C, 54D, 71A, 71C, 82

All bus routes are subject to change. Please visit the Port Authority of Allegheny County for up-to-date schedules.

Parking Options

  • Meter
  • Free
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) is a network library of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The staff of LBPH can answer reference questions about anything from the weather to accessible technology. Staff is also available to discuss the latest bestsellers and favorite authors and to suggest new titles you may enjoy. Our print and electronic collections include large print books, audio described DVDs, audio books and magazines, physical Braille books and downloadable audio and Braille services through BARD.

Events

Latest From the Library

Visually Simple Board Books for Young Children

Mon., Aug. 19
Children with visual impairments are a diverse group of readers. Some need books with braille and textures to touch and feel; others need large print and increased contrast. For young children with low vision, simple board books with realistic photographs against white backgrounds can be beneficial. Check out these titles featuring sturdy board pages and visually simple photographs against white backgrounds. Creature Colors by Andrew…

An Old Friend in a New Format

Mon., Jul. 22
Looking back on it, I definitely had low expectations when reaching into the depths of my mother’s childhood closet. I was an avid reader in middle school, and I was instructed to dig through a cardboard box stuffed with paperbacks to see if I wanted to keep any. I expected to come across old classics, a high school workbook or two (not exactly of interest),…

Staff Picks

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It Ended Badly: Not A Self-Help Break-Up Book

Jennifer Wright is simultaneously communicating the grave seriousness of heartbreak, while poking fun at the absurd lengths to which people have gone to cope with their despair.