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Talking Book and Braille Service

Logo for Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service with a name beneath.

The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS)  is a free library service administered by the National Library Service  (NLS) for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. 

How does it work?

  • This service provides audio and braille library services via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to hold or read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.  
  • In order to play talking books, the National Library Service (NLS) provides free audiobook players to active patrons. Upon registration, a playback machine will be sent to you at no cost from the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service.

How do I apply?

You can apply for this service by printing out the form below or you can pick one up at the library. 

Application for Talking Book Services.pdf

 

 

 

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