Out-of-State LDS Services
(Note: Utah residents use the Utah Application for Library Services)
The library has a collection of books on cassette or in braille relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Currently there are very few locally produced books, including those relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, available in the digital format. We will continue to grow this collection as resources permit.
These books are available on loan to eligible patrons living in the United States, who are registered with their local National Library Service cooperating library for the blind. Readers may begin service by calling the Utah State Libary for the Blind and Disabled: 801-715-6789 in the Salt Lake City area, toll-free inside Utah at 800-662-5540 or
toll-free outside Utah at 800-453-4293.
LDS Materials Available for Download in Alternate Formats
from the Disability Services section of the LDS.org website.
Ensign Magazine on Digital Cartridge
The Ensign Magazine is available on digital cartridge along with the New Era and Friend magazines.
All Church magazines are included on digital cartridge from the beginning of the year. Each month the cartridge needs to be sent back to the Church, to reload the next month's issues. At the end of the year, you may keep the cartridge. Magazines on cassette were discontinued at the end of 2011.
You may sign up through the Utah State Library for the Blind and Disabled to receive these magazines, or contact LDS Distribution at (801) 240-3800 or (800) 537-5971 or visit the Distribution website at http://store.lds.org or contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search for LDS Books by Subject
To search for LDS books on cassette or in Braille, or a very limited selection in large print, use the Online Catalog - KLAS. Basic instructions for searching the library catalog are listed in the "Ordering Online" section of our website, at the top of this screen. Entering the library catalog takes you to the Basic Search screen. There you may search by author, title or subject. To search the Library Catalog by subject, enter the letters LDS in the "Search For" field. In the "Search Index" field, click on subject. Then, click on Browse Index. This will bring up an alphabetical list of about 300 subject headings for LDS books. The list also provides the number of titles for each subject heading. Click on a desired subject heading to bring up the list of books. You can limit the books by media (braille, cassette, etc.) by clicking on the Show Search Options button on the Basic Search screen. You can then order the books you want online or call the library with your selections. If you know a key word of the subject you want, enter the letters LDS followed by the subject key word in the "Search For" field. For example, entering "LDS faith" in the "Search For" field results in a list of at least 16 books on the topic of faith. Entering "LDS Hinckley" produces a list of at least 6 books about President and Sister Hinckley. Entering "LDS romance" brings up a list of at least 162 LDS romance novels.