Perkins Library Perkins School for the Blind

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Contact Information

Perkins School for the Blind
Contact: Kim Charlson, Library Director
Email Address:
Phone: 617-972-7240
Alternate Phone: 800-852-3133
Fax: 617-972-7363

175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Perkins Library


The Perkins Library offers over 75,000 books, newspapers and other publications. Accessible formats include braille, large print and audiobooks.

Free books and magazines in braille, audio, and large print; described DVDs; downloadable audio, and braille; telephone access to newspapers, and free or discounted museum passes. Reference services, children and young adult services and programming, and services in Spanish, with materials available in other languages. All materials are sent postage-free via US mail. Available to anyone blind, visually impaired, or with a physical or reading disability, or to organizations serving these populations.  Playback equipment and accessories are loaned free. Open Monday - Friday, 8:30-5 pm., except holidays. Must apply for services. Can download an application by calling the Library or download through the website.

Service Types

  • Adult Education
  • Equipment Loan
  • Job Seeking

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Aging
  • Assistive Technology and Equipment

Populations Served

  • Learning Disabilities

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Services at Work
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service