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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Front cover of Journey by Aaron Becker

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Journey for blind and visually impaired children out now

A story of imagination and creation brought to life with tactile images and audio description.

Explore our world of Touch to See

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

Library member Phoebe with our tactile version of Hairy McClary

A “delightful” new twist on story time for Phoebe, 18

One family shares their touching story

Minnie reading Fun with Spot

“A library of books for readers who are visually impaired is amazing.”

A mum’s delight in finding accessible books for her daughter.

Matilda feeling a tactile picture of Elmer

Living Paintings’ books make a reader out of Matilda

Our Touch to See books help Matilda enjoy reading alongside her sighted siblings.

Two brothers reading together

Reading strengthens brotherly bond

Our Touch to See books help improve the bond between blind and sighted brothers.

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

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