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Library Policies

CTBL Book Selection Policy
CTBL Braille Policy
CTBL Collection Development Policy
CTBL Collection Maintenance Policy
CTBL Digital Talking Book Machine Migration Policy
CTBL Interlibrary Loan Policies
CTBL Loan Policy


CTBL Braille Policy

Purpose: This policy defines the materials that CTBL will Braille.

Materials to be produced in Braille:

  • CTBL Newsletter
  • Descriptive Video List
  • Author listings of audio books
  • Friends Board meeting materials
  • Informational material pertinent to Board members needs
  • Occasional requests for materials needed by patrons

Materials sent to the library for brailing must be formatted in at least, Microsoft Word. Materials may be e-mailed to the library at: ctbl.info@cde.state.co.us.

Proofreading: Proofreading will be done if personnel is available. If materials are not proofed it will be noted.

Cost to Customer: All brailing will be free of charge up to 50 physical pages (100 Braille Pages). Any additional pages will be charged at $.04 a page. Reflecting library cost of paper. Binding will be free up to $1.00. Any additional binding will be at cost.

Time Frame: Size, difficulty of request and backlog impact the time frame. As the library relies on volunteers for the Braille program, availability of volunteer time will determine the time frame of completed materials. The library staff will notify requestor of delivery date.

Items CTBL will not Braille:

  • Anything that is already available in Braille
  • Textbooks
  • Restaurant menus
  • Musical scores
  • Tables, Graphs, Mathematical computations
  • Web Braille Materials
  • Greeting Cards
  • CSAP test for schools
  • Regularly recurring publications, (i.e. magazines, newspapers, sermons, directories, etc.)
  • Legal Materials

All materials will be reviewed for feasibility of Braille on a case-by-case basis.(revised December 2010)