Talking Book Program

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The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. TBP is part of the National Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in Spanish, and some in French, German, Russian, and other languages.

Who is eligible?

Anyone with a valid Texas address who is unable to read standard print because of a visual, physical, or reading disability.  Eligible veterans receive priority service.

What does it cost?

Nothing. All TBP services and the use of playback equipment are free, including return postage.

I speak and read Spanish better than English. Can I use Talking Books?

Yes. Some TBP staff members speak both Spanish and English. TBP’s Web site, applications, and newsletters are in both languages. Many books and some magazines are available in Spanish.

FAQs

Please contact your student's school principal or counselor if you would like to sign up for the Talking Book Program.