Libraries

Minnesota's academic, public and school libraries work collaboratively with the Division of State Library Services at the Department of Education. These partnerships make resources available statewide to support student achievement from pre-school through the college years and beyond. Today's libraries provide access to a rapidly changing variety of print and electronic resources for their communities, including parents, educators and students. The Division administers the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library program.

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library
The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library (MBTBL), located in Faribault, provides direct library service to eligible Minnesotans who cannot read standard print material due to a visual, physical or reading disability.  Materials are sent free of charge by U. S. Mail. Many of the Library’s materials are also available to download via the Internet.

The Minnesota Resource Center Libraries function as statewide resources for all children and youth who are blind/visually impaired or deaf/hard of hearing, their parents and educational service providers. The Resource Centers are located on the campus of the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault. Choose a Center's page to learn more about the wealth of services each provides to Minnesota students.