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

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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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Goodnight Spaceman boys in space with their astronaut dad

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Just published: Goodnight Spaceman

Zoom off into space for an out-of-this-world adventure!

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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

Spot the dog plush

We’ve run out of Spot the Dog toys, can you help?

Help us #FindSpot

Pages and front cover of Strong Little Tree

Young library member learning braille with the help of our books

One little girl is loving learning braille with our books!

Library member Grace feeling one of our tactile images

Grace has set a new record for borrowing our tactile books

Great work Grace!

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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