Perkins Library Remains Closed, Find Out About Online Services

Print More

The following information was provided by the Perkins School for the Blind Library:

Dear Perkins Library Patrons,

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns continue to evolve, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has extended his March 23rd “Stay at Home” Executive Order requiring all non-essential businesses to close. At this time, the Executive Order will now extend until May 4, 2020.

As we had previously communicated, the Perkins Library falls into this category, so no Library mail has been sent out since March 24. Additionally, we ask borrowers to hold all Library materials until you are notified that we are able to receive them by return mail.

While we can’t ship physical materials, you can always download from our Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service. If you don’t already have an account, register here.

To learn more about BARD, please join our overview webinar, which will be held on April 7 at 2:00 p.m. Assistive Technology Specialist Cory Kadlik will teach everyone how to use the BARD app for iOS and Android, and the Bard Express program for Windows. You can join the webinar from a PC, Android, or iOS device. Simply click here to get started, and you will be prompted to install the Zoom app.

If you would rather join via telephone, dial 301-715-8592 and enter the meeting ID 557 278 102 when prompted. We understand the hardship this situation causes for you, and we also feel the loss of not being able to serve you during these uncertain times. We will resume operations as soon as we can ensure the safety of all concerned.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Kim Charlson
Executive Director Perkins Library

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *