Libraries

State Library Services works with academic, school, and public libraries across Minnesota, supporting student achievement and promote lifelong learning. Libraries today provide access to a rapidly changing variety of print and electronic resources. State Library Services also administers the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library program.

The Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library is located in Faribault. This library provides direct 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 each Center's page to learn more about the wealth of services they provide to Minnesota students.