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From last year, the Norwegian Audio and Braille Library became a service of the National Library, and now it is changing its name to the Library for Adapted Literature (Tibi). Photo: Annika Byrde / NTB

Of NTB | 02.05.2024 13:15:59

Culture and entertainment: The new name is Tibi, which is an abbreviation for the Library for adapted literature, and met the users from Thursday.

– At the start, we were only an offer for people with visual impairments. Today, we also have patrons with other reading challenges such as dyslexia, physical impairments and cognitive difficulties, says Øyvind Engh, department director for adapted literature at the National Library.

Last year, the Norwegian Audio and Braille Library became a service of the National Library after being a separate operation from 1989.

The department director believes it was time for a renewal, since both language, technology, offers and user groups have changed. Several hundred thousand people in Norway have impaired vision, dyslexia or other impairments that make it difficult to read visual text and ordinary books.

– Tibi must look after and include everyone, says department director Engh, according to the press release from the National Library.

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