audio equipment

CDs by post

"First blame poetry's power. Then the listener
whose ears words ravish and prod."

from 'Dyeing Day' by Anne Atik, found in Offshore (Enimarthon, 1992)

In 2004, The Poetry Library was shortlisted for the RNIB's Simply the Best award for their service to visually impaired users.

  • We provide a free postal service of poetry on audio-cassette and compact disc to people with sight problems throughout the UK. To enquire about this service, please telephone 020 7921 0943, or email To join the service, fill in the form here.
  • We have a selection of popular modern poets and anthologies in Braille.

To see what we have available, search our catalogue.

To find out about other libraries' services to people with sight problems, see our links to other libraries.

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