Through the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), Georgia Public Library Service provides library services for individuals who are blind and to those whose physical abilities require the use of books and magazines in audio format or in braille. Services are delivered through a network including two walk-in locations and a central distribution center.

Who Is Eligible for the Service?

  • Anyone who is unable to read or handle standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical disability.
  • Persons who are legally blind or cannot see well enough or focus long enough to read standard print, even with glasses.
  • Persons who are unable to hold or turn pages of print books.
  • Persons who are certified by a medical doctor as having a reading disability.

Application for Service (PDF)

Hours of Operation

Note: All GLASS offices will close at 3 p.m. on November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 30.

GLASS Administrative Office:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm except holidays

GLASS Readers Advisory
Phone: 1-800-248-6701 | 404-657-1452
Fax: 404-657-1459

Telephone Hours
Monday – 8am to 5pm
Tuesday – 8am to 6pm
Wednesday – 8am to 6pm
Thursday – 8am to 6pm
Friday – 8am to 5pm
Saturday – 8am to 5pm

Patron Walk-In Hours
Monday – 10am to 5pm
Tuesday – 10am to 6pm
Wednesday – 10am to 6pm
Thursday – 10am to 6pm
Friday – 10am to 5pm
Saturday – 10am to 5pm

Southwest Georgia Library for Accessible Services (SWGLAS) Readers Advisory
Phone: 800-795-2680 | 229-248-2680
Fax: 229-248-2670

Patron Walk-In Hours
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm