Joining the ClearVision Library
Information for Public Libraries
We currently lend books to over 80 public libraries in the UK - and they lend them out on a local basis, enabling braille-readers to use the local library along with their families or schools.
The annual membership fee is £50.00. As soon as we have received a completed application form and payment you will receive your first loan. This will consist of 20 picture books OR 10 books for newly-fluent readers OR a mixed loan of 10 picture books and 6 books for newly-fluent readers (depending on what you have requested). Unless you request otherwise, your first loan will consist of 5 picture books in grade 1 braille, 5 picture books in grade 2 braille and 6 books for newly-fluent readers.
You can change your books up to six times a year and you can keep them for up to a year. When changing books we ask you to return ALL or HALF your loan, with a note of explanation if you are not returning the whole loan.
You will be invoiced for any books which are lost or damaged beyond repair but this will not usually be more than £15.00 per book.
Whilst you cannot stick your own barcodes onto ClearVision books, they can be incorporated into your library system by, for example, putting each book into a barcoded plastic wallet or entering each book's details onto a barcoded index card.
As well as being a useful resource for braille-readers in your area, ClearVision books are likely to be used by local primary school teachers to introduce the topic of braille.
Your collection of ClearVision books can be promoted through local associations for blind people, special and mainstream schools, social services, the local talking newspaper and the local press. Some libraries hold special events to promote all their services for visually-impaired borrowers, including audio and large print collections.
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