Through Georgia Library Service (GLS) for the Blind and Print Disabled, Georgia Public Library Service provides library services for individuals who are blind or whose physical abilities require the use of books and magazines in audio format or in braille. We provide vital reading materials in an accessible format.
Who does GLS serve?
GLS serves eligible patrons who need reading materials in an accessible format. Patrons are eligible if they are blind, low vision, or physically unable to hold a book and turn the page. GLS services are also available to persons with reading disabilities such as dyslexia. All potential patrons must enroll in GLS services and have their application signed by a certifying authority. That certifying authority must be someone who can attest to the condition that is making a person eligible. This is typically a physician, a nurse, professional caregiver, therapist or educator– sorry relatives cannot certify people. A librarian can certify patrons as well.
It’s so easy to sign up for the service. Pick up an application at the library or get one online.
Assistive Technology in the Library
Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) supplies assistive technology devices to every public library system in the state. MJPL has one desktop MagniLinkS video magnifier, two Mobilux Digital Touch portable magnifying devices, one MagniLink Voice “reading machine” and an accessible computer keyboard for each branch in the system. Instructional videos are on a GLASS YouTube playlist.