Talking Books Library

Mobile TBL


The Rhode Island Talking Books Library (TBL) program began in 1967 and is administered by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS). With funding from the Library of Congress, National Library Service, reading materials and equipment are provided free to Rhode Island residents who are visually impaired, blind or physically handicapped and unable to read standard print materials.

Boys listening to audiobook with player


Today the Talking Books Library has patrons of all ages from across Rhode Island. TBL provides individual memberships as well as institutional memberships to libraries, nursing homes, senior centers, schools, etc. If you would like to speak to a member of the TBL staff, contact us at (401) 574-9310 or email the Talking Books Library.

Elderly Man Services

The Talking Books Library staff is here to assist you. Please take a look at all of the services and resources TBL has to offer. Once you become a member of TBL, you may apply for a BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) account which allows you to download your digital books in a matter of minutes. Services for Veterans

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That All May Read!