Books for blind and partially sighted adults to suit all interests and inspire new ones

“I now know what clouds look like as I borrowed a wonderful book containing a tactile picture of Constable’s Cloud Study. It was a life-changing experience.”

Danni, library member and Trustee

Success Stories


Books for active minds

La Gare Saint Lazare by Claude Monet

The Works of Monet

Journey through the life and work of Claude Monet from his days as the young pioneer of French Impressionism.

The Fair Toxophilites by William Powell Frith

Short Stories: Fabulous Frocks

Examine the fashions of women across three decades depicted in three wonderful paintings.

The lake at Stourhead

English Garden Design

Explore early medieval gardens, sweeping natural-style landscapes and a modern greenhouse in Kew.

Reading for pleasure

A photo of a red admiral butterfly

The Nature of Britain

A tour of the habitats and wildlife of Great Britain inspired by Alan Titchmarsh’s book “The Nature of Britain”.

Teddy Bears

Teddy Bears

Enjoy a trip down memory lane with well-loved bears including Rupert, Sooty, Winnie the Pooh and Aloysius.

Shakespeare's Country

Shakespeare Country

Delve into Plantagenet and Tudor history on this tour of towns linked with the great bard.

Short Stories

Albert and Joey go for a run, Warhorse

From Page to Stage

A behind the scenes guide to transforming much-loved books into fabulous stage productions.

Cary Grant in North by Northwest

Masters of the Silver Screen

We invite you to take your seats for this introduction to the work of three of cinema’s great directors.

Self Portrait dedicated to Leon Trotsky, Frida Kahlo, 1937

Women in Art

Revealing the personal thoughts and political sensibilities of three important and influential 20th-century female artists.

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Watch and Listen


Da Vinci's Last Supper

Famous artists who were superstitious

From good luck charms to hoarding very personal items

A screen shot of the Audio Eyes app working

The Science Museum app for visitors with visual impairments

A VI-friendly app for the Information Age gallery

An illustration of Winnie-the-Pooh holding a honeypot and surrounded by bees. On the right is our tactile version of the image created in white plastic.

A multi-sensory exhibition about Winnie-the-Pooh

Head to the V&A for an exploration of one of the world’s most lovable literary characters

A coastal painting by Ian Reynolds

A guide to painting with visual impairment

Simple practical advice from a retired art teacher

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