Starting January 2, 2015, the iBill currency reader for United States bill notes will be available to any and all blind or visually impaired citizens / legal residents of the United States directly from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

All qualified individuals interested in receiving a currency reader will need to complete and submit an application for a currency reader and mail it directly to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  Those people who are already National Library Service registered users do not need to have the currency reader application certified, but instead may simply check the box on the application indicating that they are already a certified National Library Service user.  Network libraries, however, will no longer be able to submit a request for a currency reader on a user's behalf.


To print a copy of the currency reader application, go to either http://www.bep.gov/images/US_Currency_Reader_Application_no_ATAP_logo_3-16-16_1_.pdf or loc.gov/nls/other/currencyreader/index.html.  Both pages have the same application.


You may also call the Bureau of Engraving and Printing at 1-844-815-9388 and request a print copy of the application.


If you need to report a defective currency reader, please call the Bureau of Engraving and Printing directly at 1-844-815-9388