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Information current as of May 9, 2013.
Talking Books and Braille Library

Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, State Library of Louisiana

The State Library’s Talking Books and Braille Library (TBBL) provides free public library service to Louisiana residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical disability or a reading disability whether it is permanent or temporary.

Readers served by the TBBL include people with a physical disability that prevents them from holding a book or turning its pages. Any one who is legally blind or totally blind is also eligible. Individuals with a reading disability that is certified by a medical doctor may also use our Library services.

The Library collection consists of more than 75,000 titles in non-print formats (Braille, cassette, digital cartridge, and large print) on a broad range of fiction and non-fiction subjects, for all ages. The Library loans playback machines to those using the recorded materials. Recorded magazine subscriptions are also available.

Books and magazines are mailed free to and from library patrons, wherever they reside. There is no charge, whatsoever, to the patron. Currently, more than 6,000 Louisianans actively use the library service.

TBBL, a division of the State Library, is supported by funding from the State of Louisiana and is a cooperating network library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress.

Visit the State Library website for more information at: http://www.state.lib.la.us/special-services/tbbl


Contact Information
Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
( 800 ) 543 - 4702
tbbl@state.lib.la.us
Locations
State Library of Louisiana
Physical Address
701 N 4th St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mailing Address
PO Box 131
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Primary Phone Number: ( 225 ) 342 - 4923
Fax Number: ( 225 ) 219 - 4804
Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed