The JBI Library
Est. in 1931 as The Jewish Braille Institute
Eligibility and Registration

Anyone who is visually impaired, blind, physically disabled or reading disabled is eligible to receive our free services.

If you are not already registered with the National Library Service or another organization for the blind or reading disabled, and if you do not currently have a DTB machine, please fill out this form, which will give you access to both the NLS system and to us, and we will help process it for you. You may either fill out the PDF form, save it, and email it to, or print it and mail it to:

JBI International
attn: Arlene Arfe
110 E. 30th St.
New York, NY 10016

Please note that if you are already registered with the Library of Congress or an agency for the blind and visually impaired in your state, all we need is the name of the agency and your certification number. Fill in this information on the appropriate line of the Inquiry Form below.

You may call the JBI Library at 1-800-433-1531 or 212-889-2525 for a registration packet and any assistance you need. You may also email the Library at

Patron Inquiry Form
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