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Talking Books: Services

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Summary of Services and Statistics

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Program Summary

Nevada Talking Book Services (NTBS) is part of the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) network of libraries providing services to blind, visually or physically handicapped individuals.

Books are available on digital cartridges and through Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). Magazines are available in digital format or through BARD; some materials are available in Braille.

Recorded books and magazines and special playback equipment are loaned to eligible readers free of charge.

All reading materials are sent to and returned by readers through postage-free mail.

Statistics

Our digital collection of talking books includes over 25,000 titles and almost 50,000 items. In FY 2017, over 113,000 items circulated to eligible Nevadans.

Additional titles are available through interlibrary loan from the NLS network of libraries.