Calvert Library Accessibility Statement

Calvert Library events are accessible to individuals with disabilities.  For accessibility accommodations, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event. 410-535-0291.

We have also made every effort to make this website accessible to everyone. If we have missed anything, please notify us immediately.

Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)

The mission of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD) is to provide comprehensive library services to the eligible blind and physically handicapped residents of the State of Maryland. Our vision is to provide innovative and quality services to meet the needs and expectations of our patrons.

LBPD Provides:

    • ​Books and magazines in Braille delivered either through the US mail or through digital download
    • Books and magazines sent in a specialized format for use with the Digital Talking Book Machine mailed directly to the patron at home or accessed via direct download
    • Books in Large Print delivered through the US Mail
    • Accessible Technology Training by Appointment
    • Accessible Textbook Conversion through the Maryland Accessible Textbook Program
    • ​ADA Compliant Computer Workstations both at LBPD and across the state
    • Accessible events and programs held at LBPD and over the phone

All services are FREE to library patrons. ​​Applications​​ must be certified that patrons meet eligibility for services. Brochures for library services can be found here:

Who is Eligible?

Any resident of Maryland who is unable to read or use standard print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical disability may receive service through LBPH. This includes the following people:

  • Blind Individuals whose visual acuity is less than 20/200
  • Low Visual Individuals
  • Individuals with Physical Limitations
  • Individuals with Organic Reading Limitations

How do I sign-up?

To sign-up for this service, you will need to complete an application. Applications can be obtained online, by calling LBPD directly or by contacting your local public library.

Voice: 410-230-2424 or 1-800-964-9209
TTY: 410-333-8679 or 1-800-934-2541
FAX: 410-333-2095
8am-5pm, Monday – Thursday
10am- 2pm second Saturdays
415 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201

Reference Desk Hours

Monday – Friday 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Second Saturday 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Reference.desk@maryland.gov​
Voice: 410-230-2424 or 1-800-964-9209
TTY: 410-333-8679 or 1-800-934-2541
FAX: 410-333-2095

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