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The Arts Council is the strategic support body for Library and
Museums in England providing cultural funding opportunities and
support for national initiatives and developments. We work
closely with the Society of Chief Librarians to support the
Universal Offers and Promises.
The British Library holds 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, and so much more. Start exploring here....
Our audio books bring the pleasure of reading to people who have
sight problems, dyslexia or physical disabilities. We offer a
wide choice of books on standard cassettes and MP3 disks,
fiction and non-fiction, for both children and adults. The
service is easy to use and is absolutely free.
CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information
Professionals is the leading professional body for librarians,
information specialists and knowledge managers. CILIP forms a
community of around 36,000 people engaged in library and
ClearVision is a UK postal lending library of mainstream
children's books with added braille. Our books all have braille
(or Moon), print and pictures, making them suitable for
visually-impaired and sighted children and adults to share.
There are over 13,000 books in the collection, including tactile
board books, simple stories for young children and stimulating
books for newly fluent readers
Dyslexia Action is a non profit organisation based in the UK,
providing support to those affected by dyslexia and literacy
difficulties, across all sectors and training providers. The
organisation also provides specialised training to teachers
through a variety of courses and projects, as well as
undertaking research on, and raising awareness of, the various
issues surrounding dyslexia and literacy difficulties.
MAL: Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales
MAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales provides the
Minister for Heritage with authoritative policy advice; gives
advice and financial support to local museums, archives and
libraries; develops and implements policies appropriate to
Reading Sight is a new free website providing practical
information and resources for library staff about all aspects of
providing an accessible library service for people with sight
loss. Topics covered include reading materials, reading aids and
assistive technologies, supporting readers, understanding sight
loss, developing and marketing library services and staff
training. There is also an online forum for sharing ideas, good
practice and keeping up to date with developments. Reading Sight
is led by RNIB and supported by Share the Vision and The
The RNIB page which provides guidance to blind and partially
sighted people on accessing books and other media. There are
links to a range of services and media.
Scottish Library & Information Council
The Scottish Library & Information Council (SLIC) is the
independent advisory body to the Scottish Government and
Scottish Ministers on library and Information matters. SLIC
members include all local authority, higher education, further
education organisations, NHS Trust library services, as well as
other specialist library and information organisations.
The Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) is a local government
association made up of the chief librarian of each library
authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. SCL takes a
leading role in the development of public libraries.
SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries)
promotes excellence in library services in higher education and
national libraries across the UK and Ireland.