Our free library has tactile and audio books for blind and partially sighted people of all ages

“The books he borrows from the Living Paintings library give him a love of reading and a vivid imagination.”

Mum of Louie, age 13

Success Stories

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About our FREE library

Our postal library contains a wide range of books which provide education and lifelong learning, enhance lifestyle and inspire leisure interests.

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For Children

Pre-school picture books plus resources for Key Stages 1- 3 and relaxation.

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For Young People

A range of books which provide an inspiring, fact-filled guide to pop culture.


For Adults

Books on a wide variety of subjects – rich in story, informative and entertaining.

What people say

Library member Ted trying an experiment using a bowl of water and some plasticine

Ted gets hands-on with science

Our accessible books give blind children fun, active and engaging experiences.

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Guest blogger: Paralympic cyclist Sophie Thornhill shares her story

Hear from record-breaker and world champion, Sophie Thornhill

Letter in braille from a library member

Library members share their thoughts about Living Paintings

Young library members feedback to Living Paintings

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Lovely feedback from one of our library members

Hear what one library member thought of our teddy bears album.

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Donate By Phone +44 (0) 1635 299 771

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Living Paintings
Unit 8 Kingsclere Park | Kingsclere | Newbury | Berks | RG20 4SW

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