Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

919 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
215-683-3213

The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is moving to a new building soon. The last day at the current location, 919 Walnut Street, will be Wednesday, February 14. Our new location, 1500 Spring Garden Street, Suite 230, will open to the public on Wednesday, February 21.

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

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Facilities

  • Books in braille
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Public restrooms
  • Screen magnify tools
  • Screen-reading software (JAWS)
  • Water fountain
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

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About

The Free Library of Philadelphia's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), as part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress (NLS) serves Pennsylvania residents who have difficulty reading due to a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a vision challenge.

LPBH offers a wide variety of services for customers throughout the Commonwealth. Some are available on site, and many are available free through the mail via our partnership with Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Pittsburgh. In addition, LBPH staff provides outreach statewide about all of these services.