Our free library of tactile, audio and braille books for all ages and interests

“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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Child using Touch To See Spot the dog

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Join as a member to borrow tactile, audio and braille books that provide education and lifelong learning, enhance lifestyle and inspire leisure interests.

Cameron with Spot the dog teddy bear

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A tactile picture of Elmer and Wilbur under a starry sky

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Books for blind children OUT NOW: Elmer’s Walk

The world’s most colourful character is back!

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Portrait of Jodie smiling

For Children

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

Portrait of Luca Smiling

For Young People

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


For Adults

Tactile books about art, nature and popular culture – rich in story, informative and entertaining.

What people say

George smiling as his mum tickles his tummy,

“Bumpy writing” and tactile pictures encourage George’s love of books

Read three-year-old George’s story

Alife and his brother Harrison reading together

Books for blind children encourage family story time – Alfie’s story

Hear how Living Paintings has encouraged shared story time in one family

A hand-painted tactile picture of Peppa Pig with her arms outstretched.

Tactile, audio and braille books make a difference to children in care

A teacher’s moving experience of Living Paintings’ tactile books

Young library member Jack holding up Elmer's Walk. He has an eye patch over one eye with a drawing of Elmer on it.

NEW tactile book, ‘Elmer’s Walk’ feedback from library members

Young library members give Elmer’s Walk a big thumbs up

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