A library with lots to offer

The Blind Foundation library is a rich resource. From audiobooks, to the history of the blind and low vision community in New Zealand, there’s something for everyone, in a range of formats to make it accessible no matter what type of sight problems you’re experiencing or how you prefer to read. Find out more here.

Our collections

About our collections for adults and young people, as well as the Blind Foundation Archive. What’s in them, and what formats you can access.

Formats offered by the library

We offer books, magazines and more across a range of different accessible formats. Find out more about them here.

Bookshare library

Bookshare is the world’s largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities. If you are a registered Blind Foundation client, you can receive your first year of subscription free of charge (paid for by the Blind Foundation).


Revisionary is the Blind Foundation’s archive, containing 125 years’ worth of history.

Request an item

To request items from our adult collections, call us on 0800 24 33 33 or email library@stage.blindlowvision.org.nz and tell us the book’s title and book number.

To request items from our youth collections, phone us on 0800 24 33 33 or (09) 268 3215 or email youthlibrary@stage.blindlowvision.org.nz and tell us the book’s title and book number.