About Wolfner Library
Wolfner Library is a free library service for Missourians who cannot use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability.
Materials are mailed to and from Wolfner library patrons at their homes, with postage paid. There is no charge whatsoever to the patron. Currently, over 8,000 Missourians actively use Wolfner Library.
Wolfner Library is located in the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City. The library is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The library’s collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio, braille, and large print books for all ages. Over seventy (70) magazine subscriptions are available, and the library loans playback machines to those using audiobooks.
If you have access to a computer, tablet, mobile device, or third-party player with internet capabilities, you can make use of BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), a National Library Service from the Library of Congress, website and BARD mobile apps, which allow you to access all of their talking books and digital braille files.
Newspapers and Magazines by Phone
National Federation of the Blind’s Newsline (NFB-Newsline) is a free audio news service for anyone who is blind, low-vision, deafblind, or otherwise print-disabled that offers access to more than 500 publications, emergency weather alerts, job listings, and more.
NFB-Newsline Subscribers have access to:
- National Newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and USA Today
- Breaking news sources, including CNN, BBC, and ESPN Online
- International newspapers, including Financial Times and Vancouver Sun
- Magazines, including Time, Consumer Reports, Guideposts, and Smithsonian
- State newspapers
- Emergency weather alerts and seven-day forecasts localized to your zip code or GPS location
- More than 100,000 job listings from national job sources
- and more!
How to Sign Up
Anyone who cannot read printed publications due to vision loss, dyslexia, or a physical disability can receive NFB-Newsline. To register, you can call 866-504-7300. Or you can download and mail in an application or complete an online application. After your registration is processed, you will receive a message containing your activation codes and instructions.