Youth and School Services
Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is the public library for Missouri residents who cannot use standard print. This includes children who have a visual impairment, physical disability or a reading disability caused by organic dysfunction.
Youth can receive services at home and at school. Youth can register for home service by completing an Application for Free Library Service: Individuals and mailing it to Wolfner Library at the address on the application. A school must register as an institution to receive service for eligible students. This is done by having a member of the school staff complete and mail in the Application for Free Library Service: Institutions.
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 braille collection includes contracted braille, uncontracted braille and print/braille books that include illustrations and printed text alongside the braille. The collection also includes a number of large print books for children and teens.
You may order books through snail mail, e-mail, or fax. Short lists may be ordered over the telephone. 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.
For more information about Wolfner services for youth, visit our Youth Services page.
For general information about Wolfner services for schools, visit our School Services page. To learn how to start or reactivate service for a school, visit our Starting or Resuming Service for a School page.
To learn more about Wolfner services for people with reading disabilities, visit our Facts on Reading Disabilities page.
Contact the Youth Services Librarian with questions.