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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 or large print materials due to a visual, physical or reading disability. The collection includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction items in audio format and braille, as well as over 70 magazines titles. Materials are mailed to and from library patrons at their homes at no charge. Registered borrowers are loaned special playback equipment free of charge, and the popular BARD mobile app makes it possible to play downloaded books on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices.

To borrow audio or braille books, you’ll need to register with the Talking Book and Braille Library at

For more information, visit the NYS Talking Book & Braille Library website at