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Say Hello!

Yes, it’s here, our new, simple and more user friendly website! Opening the world of literature to the blind and visually impaired. Your destination to inspiration, entertainment, learning and much much more.

All good things must come to an end... and be replaced with something way better. We are so excited to announce the launch of our new website. It has been designed to meet all of our members/user needs! It was re-designed with you, our members in mind, to ensure a speedy and uncomplicated user experience. Customised features ensure ease of navigation.

New features include:

• Simple and user friendly for blind and visually impaired users

• Online member registration

• Streaming/downloading of Audio books by using the newly developed VIOPAC (Visually Impaired Online Public Access Catalogue) application and OVERDRIVE

• Reserve and request/loan books (Audio or Braille)

It is advised that members login to the website via member login tab and navigate to Overdrive and VIOPAC services. The library is discussing new ways to share the Braille books online (watch the space).

Existing members: please contact the library at 046 622 7226 or circulation@salb.org.za to obtain your credentials logins.

A message from one of the members that took part in the testing of the VIOPAC:

“Based on what I have observed. VIOPAC online system, indeed it is accessible and easy to navigate on PC. This includes, searching of any book by either a title, author, subject. All of these can be used to search a book. Lastly, I would like to thank this opportunity to be one of the VIOPAC system testers”

We hope that our members will find our new website more useful and user-friendly, and we encourage our members to interact with us so that we may continuously make enhancements to it.