Utah State Library for the Blind and Disabled

Eligibility to Participate

Individuals who cannot read or use conventional printed materials as a result of visual or physical limitations, i.e. blind, visual disability, physical disability, and/or reading/learning disability are by law eligible. This also includes persons in private homes, nursing homes, hospitals, schools and other institutions.

Certification is Necessary

To qualify for library service an application should be obtained by either printing the form from the link below, calling or emailing the Library to request a form to be sent through the mail. The application must be signed by a competent authority such as a doctor, ophthamologist, registered nurse, social worker, case worker, counselor, rehabilitation teacher, or superintendent; profesional staff member of a hospital or other insitution or agency. In absense of any of these, a professional librarian can certify a patron. The application form should then be submitted to the library, either in person or by mail. An original signature of the certifying authority is required. Completed applications can be faxed to the library, 801-715-6767, or scanned and emailed to blind@utah.gov.

IN CASE OF READING DISABILITY FROM ORGANIC DYSFUNCTION, COMPETENT AUTHORITY IS DEFINED AS A DOCTOR OF MEDICINE OR A DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY WHO MAY CONSULT WITH COLLEAGUES IN ASSOCIATED DISCIPLINES.

Print the Application Instructions and the Application for Free Library Service.

You may also call or email the library and ask them to send the application form:

Salt Lake City: 801-715-6789 | Utah: 1-800-662-5540 | blind@utah.gov