Make a Noise in Libraries 2019
Discover how libraries can help the visually impaired get online and enjoy the wide range of alternative reading formats available through libraries and our national partners.
Each year, and libraries celebrate Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL). The fortnight-long celebration encourages accessibility and inclusivity for all blind and partially sighted people in local libraries.
The theme of MANIL 2019 is ‘Get Connected’. Digital access can open up new ways to get connected, to access books and information and combat isolation. Reading connects people and for those living with sight loss, new technologies make it easier to access books and information using both print and digital technology.
For information on how Buckinghamshire Libraries can support visually impaired customers with digital devices please visit ouror ask in your local library.
What's on for Make a Noise in Libraries 2019
RNIB Talking Books Library
Buckinghamshire Librariesworks with the RNIB to help bring books to those who are housebound and blind or visually impaired.
Are you interested in this service? For more information please contact the Home Library Service:
Telephone: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Please leave an answerphone message out of hours.
RNIB Digital Talking Books service is available for free. You can make the most of their 20,000 titles through your digital device absolutely free of charge.
Please note that RNIB Overdrive is only for the use of blind and partially sighted readers or those who have an impairment which prevents or limits them from reading standard print.
More ways to enjoy reading
Large Print collection
All Buckinghamshire libraries contain a wide selection of books in large print. All categories of stock are represented in our large print collections, including non-fiction and the full range of fiction produced by large print publishers.
Audio and eAudiobooks
We stock a large number of audio and eAudiobooks.
Buckinghamshire library members who are unable to read as a result of physical, sensory or learning disability receive the following concessions:
- No reservation or postal notification charges
- No loan or overdue charges
(Applies to audiobooks and large print only)