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
Institutions including schools, libraries, nursing homes, hospitals and organizations that provide services to people with visual or physical disabilities are also eligible to receive Perkins Library services.