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Books for people who don't read print?

The Internet Archive is proud to be distributing over 1 million books free in a format called DAISY, designed for those of us who find it challenging to use regular printed media.

There are two types of DAISYs on Open Library: open and protected. Open DAISYs can be read by anyone in the world on many different devices. Protected DAISYs can only be opened using a key issued by the Library of Congress NLS program.



What is the DAISY format?

The DAISY digital format helps people who have challenges using regular printed media. DAISY digital talking books offer the benefits of regular audiobooks, with navigation within the book, to chapters or specific pages.
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What is the NLS?

The Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States through a national network of cooperating libraries.
Are you eligible to register?

How do I find DAISYs on Open Library?

In addition to loads of open DAISYs, the Open Library lists a smaller selection of protected DAISY titles accessible to those with a Library of Congress NLS key. These titles are brought to you by the Internet Archive.
Looking for a specific title? The best way to find it is to search for it.

Need help? Please read our FAQ on accessing books through Open Library.