Applications for Service
* If you have previously received service from GLS or another NLS library within the past five years, you may not need to complete a new application. Please call or email the library to reinstate your service.
To apply for service, please print out one of the following applications depending on whether you are an individual patron or an institution that works with eligible populations (school, non-profit organizations, libraries, assisted living communities, hospitals).
LINK TO GLS APPLICATIONS
Submit the Application
Completed applications can be emailed, mailed, or faxed
Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS)
One Margaret Mitchell Square, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
GLS services are available to all Georgia state residents who are unable to read standard print due to one or more of the following conditions:
- Legal blindness
- Visual impairment
- Physical disability causing an inability to turn pages or comfortably hold a book for extended periods of time
- Reading disability
Facilities such as schools, hospitals, libraries and nursing homes, which regularly serve clients meeting the eligibility requirements, may also apply for service.
Outside Georgia, talking book and braille services are provided by other NLS network libraries. Go to the NLS website to learn more.
The form must be signed and dated by a certifying authority. The certifying authority may be one of the following: doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, ophthalmologist, optometrist, psychologist, registered nurse, therapist, and professional staff of hospitals, institutions, libraries, and public or welfare agencies (such as an educator, a social worker, case worker, counselor, rehabilitation teacher, certified reading specialist, school psychologist, superintendent, or librarian.
All services, including the mailing of books and equipment, are provided at no charge to GLS patrons (individuals and institutions). A combination of federal and state funding provide for library materials and operational support.
Book Review: The Sign for Home
by Sarah Trowbridge | Mar 20, 2023
Arlo Dilly is working on making some changes in his life. At 23, he is going back to school to improve his writing skills. Soon, he plans to leave on an extended mission trip to Ecuador with his church. He works hard every day to put the painful memories of the past behind him. Arlo is busy, motivated, and optimistic. He is also DeafBlind.