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Library Policies

CTBL Braille Policy
Collection Development Policy
Collection Maintenance Policy
Donation of Goods Policy
Interlibrary Loan Policies
Loan Period Policy
Misuse of CTBL Services
Suspension of Service 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 materials 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 emailed to the library at: ctbl.info@cde.state.co.us

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

Cost to Patron: All brailing will be free of charge up to 50 physical pages (100 Braille pages). Any additional pages will be charged at $.05 per page. 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 the requestor of the expected 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
  • Statewide assessment tests for schools
  • Regularly recurring publications, (i.e. magazines, newspapers, sermons, directories etc.)
  • Legal materials
Future Revision: This policy will be reviewed periodically, and revised as necessary to ensure the continued growth of the collection. (Revised December 2015)