The RNIB offers several reading choices, giving you access to books, newspapers and magazines in a variety of different formats such as audio, braille and giant print for adults and children. Whether you want to read for pleasure or learning, relaxation or inspiration, they can help you discover a new world of accessible books and reading. You can also choose to buy new books from the RNIB shop, including audio, braille and large print books to suit every taste.


RNIB Reading Libraries (formerly National Library Service) – offering fiction and non-fiction books in Braille and Giant print for adults and children. Click here to read more.

RNIB’s collection of Talking Books are the UK’s largest collection of unabridged audio books for people with sight loss on DAISY CD or USB. Click here to read more.

RNIB Overdrive is a digital download service for Talking Books, Talking Magazines and podcasts, which can be downloaded and listened to on a variety of devices including computers, smartphones and tablets. Click here to read more.

Newspapers and magazines

Listen to over 230 national talking newspapers and magazines in a format that suits you. Click here to read more.

Read a wide range of magazines and newspapers which will keep you up to date with news, views and features on a huge range of topics in accessible formats. Click here to read more.

Transcription services

The RNIB transcription service can convert your printed material and electronic documents into braille, large print, digital audio or tactile diagrams. RNIB Members (free to join) can request free transcription of up to 300 print pages every year and after that prices can start from as little as 4p per page Click here to read more.

Please click here for more information about the RNIB’s reading services or contact them on 0303 123 9999.