Perkins Library

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The Perkins Library staff will be available for receiving your calls from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Anyone calling outside these hours should leave a message as staff will be regularly checking our voicemail.

The Library has resumed shipping materials five days a week.  As the Perkins campus continues to remain closed, the Perkins Library will also be closed to the general public until further notice. We will update everyone once the Library can again resume drop-in and public visits.

Thank you for your patience as we do everything we can to expedite a full return to library services, while maintaining a safe workplace for all of our staff.

Search Online Catalog

Browse the entire Perkins Library collection and order materials online – all with the click of a button. Or phone us directly at:

  • 617-972-7240
  • 1-800-852-3133

Library Services

Members can borrow books and magazines in a variety of formats and foreign languages while accessing free services like Newsline, where newspapers and magazines are read aloud over the phone.

Keep in Touch

Need help finding the perfect book? Subscribe to the Library's monthly newsletter for book recommendations and the latest news on available accessible materials.

Library FAQ

Got library questions? You've come to the right place! Find answers to your most frequently asked questions here.

For Kids

Perkins Library isn't just for adults. PerKIDS can help get your children excited about reading too!

Research Library

The Samuel P. Hayes Research Library & Archives houses a vast collection of non-medical material related to blindness and deafblindness.