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Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH)


The Detroit Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) is located at the Douglass Branch. It offers services, materials, and events to anyone with a visual or physical handicap, or a reading disability.

The library lends talking books and players to people who live in Detroit and Highland Park. Schools, nursing homes, and senior residences can also borrow these materials.


Monday8am - 4pm
Tuesday8am - 4pm
Wednesday8am - 4pm
Thursday8am - 4pm
Friday8am - 4pm


The Collection

Our collection includes many genres in the following formats:

  • Physical audio books
  • Digital audio books
  • Spanish language audio books
  • Magazines
  • Descriptive videos
  • Reference sources on the American Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Large print and braille sheet music (through the National Library Service)
  • Recorded music instruction (through the National Library Service)

Upcoming Events

Book ClubLibrary for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

January 2nd at 1pm

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 2nd Wed
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Book Clubs

Book Club meets 4th Tuesday of the month. Two books are discussed at each meeting. Call or attend to receive a digital copy of the books to be discussed. Light refreshments.

Book Club on Wednesday, January 2 at 1:00pm

Nifty Knitters

January 9th at 12pm

  • Location: Douglass
  • Date: January 9th Wed
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Event Category: Arts and Crafts

Nifty Knitters meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Learn to knit on a loom and enjoy knitting with others. Supplies are provided or bring your own. Registration required.

Nifty Knitters on Wednesday, January 9 at 12:00pm

Library and Book Resources

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Events & Services

  • Computer Classes
  • Teen Center
  • Adult Reading
  • Careers
  • Storytime

Books & Media

  • Chasing Light
  • Wonder Woman
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Wes Anderson
  • Leon Bridges

Authors & Artists

  • G. K. Chesterton
  • Harper Lee
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Bon Iver