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Talking Book & Braille Service

Talking Book and Braille Service Illinois State Library

The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) supports the activities of the Illinois Network of Libraries Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped in providing excellent public library service to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.

The Regional Library acts as the liaison with National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and circulates books to all residents enrolled in the Talking Book and Braille Service. In conjunction with a local service center, the regional center provides a full range of library services specializing in braille and audio books.

If you know someone who could benefit from this service, go to for more information or call 800-655-5576 ext. 1.

The website provides links to apply for service and links that explain how the service works.

The Illinois State Library Talking Book & Braille Service, Radio Information Services and NFB-NEWSLINE® are free to eligible Illinois patrons.