Service eligibility guidelines

Library services are available free to Massachusetts residents who meet one or more of the following eligibility guidelines:

  • Are legally blind with vision of 20/200 or worse, or have a visual field no greater than 20 degrees
  • Have corrected vision, but cannot see well enough to read with comfort for extended periods of time
  • Have a physical condition that makes holding a book difficult
  • Have been certified by a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy as having a reading disability that has a physical basis that prevents one from reading standard print


Individual user
Institutional user
Spanish language

Have questions?

Perkins Library staff can help you get started with your application or provide information about the process.