Services for people who are blind or partially sighted

Services for people who are blind or partially sighted

Services available

  • Books on CD
  • eAudiobooks.
  • Magnifying equipment.
  • Computers with Supernova magnification and speech software.
  • Forum for social meetings.

Reading group for people who are blind or partially sighted

A group exclusively for visually impaired readers. All titles are selected from our e-audio book service and are supplied on a memory stick along with a Sovereign USB Memory Stick Player. The group meets on the last Thursday of each month 2 - 3 pm at Prestwich Library.

Borrowbox electronic audio books

You can download eAudiobooks to your windows PC, apple device or android device. For more on this see our eBooks and eAudiobooks page.

Download eAudiobooks

In addition, as part of a joint project with Bury Blind Society and Adult Care Services, people registered blind or partially sighted, are offered via the Blind Society the opportunity to receive a Sovereign player and memory stick to enable you to listen to e audio books, information and music.  Customers have a choice of where to obtain e-audio materials, one being via Bury Libraries using the Borrowbox Service for e-audio books (this is a completely free service). 

If you are blind or partially sighted and are having problems setting up an account or are unable to download e-audio books from Borrowbox, we can help.

Other services

Eye Talk support sessions (Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People)

  • Are your eyes causing you problems?
  • Would you like to meet others with sight problems?
  • Do you need information and practical support?
  • Our four weekly sessions are led by experienced people who are visually impaired themselves.
  • It is an informal and friendly group setting.

Please ring 0161-763-7014 to book. Transport can be provided.

Macular Disease Society Group

Meet on the first Friday of the month from 1.00pm - 3.00pm at Prestwich Library. The meetings are open to anyone affected by macular disease which can cause central vision loss. Family and friends are welcome.  For further details please contact Margaret on 0161-766-8777.