The florida bureau of braille and talking books library is the largest library of its kind in the u. National library service nls is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. The library is funded through minnesota state general funds and federal library services. Kentucky talking book library kentucky department for. Nls at the library of congress national library service for the. The talking book and braille service tbbs provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. All books, equipment and services, including the mailing of materials, are free to people who cannot see or handle printed materials. Access to the bard web site is restricted to eligible readers.
Audio and braille materials are sent to and from users by postagefree mail, or can be downloaded from the internet. Download talking books and ebraille from the national library service. The library s collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio, braille, and large print books for all ages. All network libraries provide access to nlsproduced braille and talking books and magazines, which they circulate via postagefree mail. The minnesota braille and talking book library mbtbl, located in faribault, minnesota, provides direct library service to preschool age children to seniors with visual, physical and reading disabilities for whom conventional print is a barrier to reading. This new patron website replaces our old self service catalog.
The perkins braille and talking book library is located in watertown, massachusetts on the campus of the perkins school for the blind. Arizona talking book library arizona state library. Braille and audio reading download colorado talking book. The talking books catalog is available online at the florida bureau of braille and talking books library and in large print, audio and braille format. And, books and other materials weve transcribed for our customers. The california state library, a california public research institution, serves the people of california in many ways. Materials are mailed to and from library patrons at their homes at no charge. Find your library national library service for the blind. Use the paws catalog to browse, search, and order braille and talking books. Braille and talking book library, sacramento btbl, sacramento, california.
Tbp is part of the national library service to the blind and print disabled, a program administered by the library of congress. Currently, btbl serves over 11,000 patrons throughout the state. The new york state talking book and braille library tbbl is a free library service for eligible residents of upstate new york who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. We are still available and to able receive phone messages and emails. The library serves residents who live in new york city and long island. Patrons may borrow braille books, digital audio books, large print books, audio magazines, and special playback equipment from the library. For best results when using this fillable form with a screen reader, save the application as a pdf to. For people who cant read standard print, ctbl provides audio, braille and large print books keeping you connected to reading, stories and adventure.
Braille and talking books library library of michigan. Braille and audio online catalog braille institute. Braille and talking book library, sacramento btbl home. Email librarys website bard login register for bard.
Wtbbls fall 2019 reading matters newsletter is now available. Loans braille and audio books, magazines, playback equipment, and descriptive videos to northern californians unable to read conventional print print. Books will be mailed out as early as tuesday, may 12 th. Perkins library circulates more than a half million accessible books, newspapers and publications in braille, large print and digital audio formats annually to thousands of registered patrons in new england and beyond. Talking book and braille library cultural education center 222 madison avenue albany, ny 122300001 tollfree calls. Books and magazines on tape, materials in braille, and printbraille childrens books can be checked out at the library or mailed postagefree to and from customers homes. The wisconsin talking book and braille library wtbbl will resume services in a limited capacity on monday, may 11 th, 2020.
Braille and talking book library btbl announcements. If you are a registered, active library patron, call the braille institute library at 1800 8082555 and ask for registration or a reader advisor to get your user id and passwordpin number. The broward county talking book library, located in the main li brary, provides recorded and braille reading material to people who cannot use print books because of a visual or physical disability. Talking books kansas state library, ks official website.
Through a national network of cooperating libraries, nls circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postagefree mail or instantly. People who live outside wayne county should call the michigan braille and talking book library at 8009929012 to locate your serving library. Contact the braille and talking book library state of michigan. As a public health precaution, the talking book library will be closed to the public through friday, may 15.
Patrons of the perkins library have access to a world of resources from braille and audio books to accessible magazines and. The arizona talking book library is following the guidance distributed by the governors office and arizona department of health services regarding the novel coronavirus covid19. Registered patrons can also visit our new patron page to browse and order books. For these books there are two basic service options. The kentucky talking book library ktbl provides free library service to people who cannot read traditional print because they have a visual, physical, or reading disability.
National library service for the blind and print disabled. The library provides materials in alternate format to those who have. Florida bureau of braille and talking book library services tollfree instate. Order online tickets tickets see availability directions. Books from local libraries have recently become available on bard. Contact the braille and talking book library regional library braille and talking book library mi1a we are located on the first floor of the michigan library and historical center building two blocks west of the state capitol between allegan and kalamazoo streets. The librarys collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio, braille, and large print books for all ages. Find your library national library service for the blind and print. The oregon talking book and braille library promotes and fosters the joy of reading and lifelong learning for oregonians who are printdisabled. The tbp collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in spanish, and some in french, german, russian. The talking book program tbp provides free library services to qualifying texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities.
South dakota state library 800 governors drive pierre, sd 575012235. Sd braille and talking book library south dakota state library. The library serves more than 31,647 florida residents with annual loans exceeding 1. Talking book and braille service illinois state library. Audio books, audio magazines, braille books, and braille magazines mailed directly to your house and returned postage free. The touch and listen newsletter keeps you up to date with whats going on at the braille and talking book library as well as new additions to the collection of recorded works. These titles, about of our total digital collection, arrive by mail in digital cartridge format. The minnesota braille and talking book library mbtbl, located in faribault, minnesota, provides direct library service to preschool age children to seniors. The organization requesting service should submit the document to be embossed on a 3 12 floppy disc or a flash drive. Nypl andrew heiskell braille and talking book library. The best way to use the library is to prepare a list of books you would like to order and then call us at 1800 8082555 or 323 6603880. Staff is available to discuss reading preferences and assist with book selections.
The online catalog allows library patrons with internet access to search for any talking book in our collection. Braille institutes library for the blind and visually impaired helps people of all ages with vision loss to enjoy braille books, audio books, talking books, etc. The library is a branch of the national library service for the blind and physically handicapped, a division of the library of congress. Services are provided free of charge to eligible users. If standard print has become difficult for you, a friend, or a family member, please fill out a certified application or call 8009929012 for more information. Your local network library can help you sign up for free specialformat library service, assist with issues concerning equipment, suggest and locate titles of interest to you, and help you receive access to the bard braille and. Wtbbl reference services will be available beginning monday, may 18 th, and calls will be answered between the hours of 1. Over seventy 70 magazine subscriptions are available, and the library loans playback machines to those using audio books.
Klas minnesota braille and talking book library catalog. Library services the communication center is the place to find books in accessible formats for minnesotans. The andrew heiskell library provides talking books and magazines and braille for people who are blind, visually impaired, or are otherwise physically unable to read standard print. Braille and audio reading download potential users. You can tell your reader advisor the name of the person for whom you are ordering and then tell us what you would like to order. Telephone service in the state of wisconsin is also free, using the wisconsin talking book and braille library s tollfree number 800 2428822. Currently, over 15,000 new yorkers of all ages are. Braille and talking book library btbl california state library. Registered talking books patron can request books and magazines. Founded in 1967, tbbc is a library that provides nocost, homedelivered services, on behalf of the national library service for the blind and print disabled to children, teens and adults in new jersey who have difficulty reading standard print or trouble holding a book. The nebraska library commission talking book and braille service braille embossing service will emboss microsoft word documents or an ascii dos text files. Follow the learn more link below for additional information about the andrew heiskell library. Talking book program tslac texas state library and.
Wtbbl reference services will be available beginning monday, may 18 th, and. Return books within five weeks of receipt, to allow others the opportunity to read. As part of the library service, it is the responsibility of the library user to. Nls has a site where patrons of the talking book library can download digital books and electronic braille files from the nls collection. Audio books, audio magazines, braille books, and braille magazines mailed directly to. Contact the braille and talking book library michigan. Perkins braille and talking book library wikipedia. Loans free braille and talking books, magazines, playback equipment, and. National library service for the blind and physically handicapped. Order books online florida division of blind services. Perkins library provides free services to massachusetts residents unable to read traditional print materials due to a visual or physical disability.
National library service nls is a free braille and talking book library service. Read the latest on btbl services in our special edition of btbl news for april 2020. Talking book topics is available before the print date on the national library service for the blind and print disabled nls website. Braille and talking books library florida division of. The talking books library loans audio and braille books and magazines, along with a player, free by mail to persons who have difficulty reading or using printed books and other materials because of blindness, or visual, physical or reading disabilities.
Colorado talking book library for people who cant read standard print, ctbl provides audio, braille and large print books keeping you connected to reading, stories and adventure. Kansas talking books provides personalized library support and materials in a specialized format to eligible kansas residents to ensure that all may read. Please hold on to your books, as new books may not be sent out in a timely manner. The new york state talking book and braille library tbbl is a free library service for eligible residents of upstate new york who are unable. Minnesota braille and talking book library mbtbl phone. Library services the florida braille and talking book library. Pinellas talking book library pinellas public library. Braille and talking books library florida division of blind. The pinellas talking book library is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries serving people who have difficulty using or reading regular print.
These books offered for the visually impaired are free of charge. Reading materials, machines and accessories are all sent via. Andrew heiskell braille and talking book library nypl. Perkins braille and talking book library perkins school for the blind. Our holdings include textbooks in braille and audio formats. Books and magazines in audio formats and braille, plus compatible playback equipment from the national library service for the blind and physically handicapped nls, library of congress. Apply for library services florida division of blind.
If you are not able to download, you can choose how to select your books when you first set up your service through the talking book and braille library tbbl. There are over 80,000 digital titles and more than,000 braille titles available for download with new titles being added weekly. Return talking book players to the braille and talking book library btbl when needing repair or recalled by the library. Nls serves its patrons through a network of cooperating libraries. If you live in florida and have trouble reading print as the result of an eye problem, a reading disability, or difficulty holding a book because of arthritis, a stroke, or an accident, you may apply for bureau of braille and talking books library services. The michigan braille and talking books library, housed in the library of michigan, is part of the national library service for the blind and physically handicapped in the library of congress and the network of regional and subregional libraries.955 588 1254 774 164 973 287 816 806 380 486 1206 862 765 844 653 2 163 353 4 229 539 69 277 277 608 1482 1138 1511 1425 1078 1195 1518 619 1443 291 300 986 481 28 1098 1440 256 1004 1076 838