Digital Audiobooks for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Physically Handicapped in Your Community

The Talking Books Library program provides free materials and equipment for residents that are unable to read standard print materials due to a visual or physical handicap. According to the 2010 US Census, 3% of Rhode Island's residents are eligible for the Talking Books Library program, but currently less than 2,000 have taken advantage of it.

Estimated # of eligible individuals by community

Actual Members vs Eligible Members Chart

Below are applications and brochures that your library may reproduce. Please open in either Internet Explorer or Chrome for proper printing and viewing.

Applications for Individuals (English) TBP Brochure (English)
Applications for Individuals (Spanish) TBP Brochure (Spanish)
Applications for Institutions TBP BARD Brochure (English)
BARD Application TBP BARD Brochure(Spanish)
Newsline Application