Accessible Library

The Blind Low Vision NZ Library includes collections in braille, audiobooks and a youth section. We can assist you in person, via email or over the phone. The assistive search feature makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. Here you can also find our inspiring podcast series, ReVISION, hosted by Sam Smith.

Client Jenny sits on a comfortable looking sofa and reads using her tablet

Search Library

Search the Library catalogue to find books & audio in all formats, for all ages.

Classic and Braille Search 

Featured Books

The front cover of Rushing Woman's Syndrome, a book by Dr Libby Weaver

Rushing Woman's Syndrome

Dr Libby Weaver | Book #139608

The term ‘Rushing Woman’s Syndrome’ was coined by Dr Libby Weaver. It evolved out of her observation of women’s health being drastically affected by the constant rush that many women now live in. In this book, nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver explains the true cost of constantly rushing and the impact this can have on our health.
The front cover of The Wild Card by Renee Rose

The Wild Card

Renee Rose | Book #139581

Ruby Palmer has been dealt a rough hand. She was left in a kete at the back door of the Porohiwi Home for Children when she was a baby, and then at seven she discovered that Betty who stopped the bad stuff happening to Ruby at the Home has drowned. Now in her thirties, Ruby suspects her friend was murdered, her only lead is a notebook that uses the symbols on playing cards to tell a story she can't understand. To discover the truth, she needs to find the wild card, and fast.
The front cover of Can't Hurt Me, a book by David Goggins

Can't Hurt Me

David Goggins | Book #137286

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare -- poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him "The Fittest (Real) Man in America."

How to access the library

We have a number of ways people can access our library content. One of our most popular methods is using Alexa, a smart speaker, which people simply talk to so they can find and listen to books, magazines and newspapers.

Also, our content is available through the EasyReader app available on iOS and Android devices. With this app you can download our library content so you can read content on the go.


Get it done online

Here we have a range of tools and services that you can do online.

  • Search the catalogue
  • Review a book
  • Request a book
  • Notify us of an error

Join the library

The Blind Low Vision NZ Library is a rich resource. From audiobooks and magazines, to braille and tactile books, there’s something for everyone. Depending on your eye condition or print disability, you may be able to receive our Library material online or by direct loan. Our collections include fiction, non-fiction and periodicals, including daily newspapers. These are available in one or more accessible formats:

  • Braille (mainly UEB, Uncontracted English Braille)
  • DAISY audio (a specialised audiobook format)
  • e-braille (electronic braille files, in brf format)
  • Our largest collection by format is DAISY audio.

ReVision podcast

ReVISION is Blind Low Vision NZ’s podcast, hosted by Sam Smith. Each episode, Sam shares his first-hand experience with vision loss and talks to members of the eye health community.

Find out more about the ReVISION podcast and listen to the episodes by clicking the link below.

Sound and Touch

Sound and Touch is our quarterly magazine to keep you updated with all the new library content that has been recently added.