07 NCAC 02H .0303         APPLICATION

(a)  To obtain services from the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, users shall submit an application to the Library, 1841 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, North Carolina 27635. Applications shall be submitted on a form prepared by the Library and include the user's:

(1)           name, address, and telephone number;

(2)           county of residence;

(3)           date of birth;

(4)           gender;

(5)           name, address, and telephone number of a friend or relative;

(6)           status as an honorably discharged veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States;

(7)           qualifying disability including:

(A)          blindness;

(B)          visual handicap;

(C)          physical handicap;

(D)          reading disability; or

(E)           deaf and blind;

(8)           degree of hearing impairment of either:

(A)          moderate – some difficulty understanding speech; or

(B)          profound – cannot hear or understand speech;

(9)           preferred items such as books recorded on digital cartridge with digital player, braille books, large print books, or music;

(10)         necessity for special attachments such as headphones, amplifier, breath switch, or remote control;

(11)         language preference;

(12)         service preference such as:

(A)          requested materials only; or

(B)          materials requested by the Library based upon selected reading preferences;

(13)         reading preferences such as Fiction, Non-Fiction, Adventure, Aging/Retirement, Animal Stories, Arts, Best Sellers, Biography, Black Literature, Technology/Computers, Classics, Cooking/Homemaking, Current Events, Disabilities, Family Stories, Fantasy, Folklore/Fairy Tales, General Fiction, Health/Medicine, Historical Fiction, History-US, History-World, Humor, Marriage/Family, Mysteries, Nature, North Carolina, Occult/Horror, Plays, Poetry, Politics/Government, Psychology, Religious Inspiration, Religion (scholarly), Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Sea Stories, Short Stories, Sports, Spy Stories, Business, Travel, War Stories, or Western; and

(14)         reading restrictions such as strong language, violence, or explicit descriptions of sex.

(b)  Applications shall be certified by a competent authority and shall include the competent authority's name, address and telephone number, title and occupation, and an original signature. A competent authority shall be defined as provided in 36 CFR 701.6(b)(2), which is incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions, and available for free at https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=56ff245ec016601b46b55f2331b4b7ee&mc=true& node=se36.3.701_16&gn=di8. A competent authority shall not be relatives of the applicant, even if otherwise qualified.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 125-2;

Eff. April 1, 2011;

Readopted Eff. February 1, 2018.