Talking Book Services News

Going, Going, Gone

talking book cassette player

By the end of 2015, if not sooner, all of the Talking Book Services audio cassette books will be out of circulation. The National Library Service (NLS) for the blind has been working to convert as many of them as they can to digital. Many are already available for download from the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) system.


International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2014

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Throughout human history, technology has always impacted the way people live. The Industrial Revolution ushered in a new age of technology that raised the standards of living of people around the world and their access to goods and services. Today, technology is built in to every facet of daily living.

Where do you take your TBS books on tape?

TBS Patron Ann Humphries

Do you take your State Library Talking Books on trips?  If so, send us a photo of yourself with your talking books and send it to us to post to our website! We love hearing from our Talking Book Services patrons and especially like to know where you take your books to enjoy.

Government Shutdown Disrupts Services to Talking Book Services Patrons


Due to the temporary shutdown of the federal government, beginning Tuesday, October 1, all Library of Congress and National Library Service (NLS) for the blind and physically handicapped will be unavailable.