All About LAMP
The Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians (LAMP), is a program funded through the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries and Administered throughout the state of Pennsylvania by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
LAMP Libraries are:
- Network Libraries of the Library of Congress’ National Libraries Service, Library for the Blind and Print Disabled;
- Have been serving blind Pennsylvanians since 1931 in the NLS Network and since the late 19th Century with the Home Teaching for the Blind in Philadelphia.;
- In 2020, through a joint rebranding plan, the two Regional Libraries changed to a single Statewide program named “LAMP: Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians. This change replaces the two library names of LBPH;
- Conducted by LAMP locations at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Free Library of Philadelphia;
- Circulates over 1.5 million titles in accessible formats like digital, digital download, Braille, print/Braille, large-print and Audio described DVDs to Pennsylvanians registered for our services who can’t access the printed page; and
- LAMP also provides readers advisory and outreach to residents statewide and a variety of programming at our locations in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
If you or your loved one can’t access standard print due to a change in your vision, dyslexia or because you physically can’t hold a book or turn its pages please let the staff at LAMP give reading back to you. LAMP is a completely free service that serves all ages.
LAMP circulates over 1.5 million titles in accessible formats like digital, digital download, Braille, print/Braille, large-print and Audio described DVDs to Pennsylvanians