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Talking Books Plus

Application Forms

TBP application for Individuals - English [pdf]
mail, scan and email, or fax the form

TBP application for Individuals - Spanish [pdf]
mail, scan and email, or fax the form

TBP Institutional Application [pdf]
mail, scan and email, or fax the form

BARD Application
online application -
requires TBP membership

Rhode Island 2016 Summer Reading Program
Learn more about summer reading activities for children, teens and adults through your local Rhode Island public library. Register at your local public library to enjoy their programs, activities, and reading materials. Talking Books Plus has many accessible reading books appropriate for summer reading in digital audio format and in braille format. Contact us at 401-574-9310 or by email at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov.

2016 Collaborative Summer Library Program Resources
The titles are identified in accessible formats as digital books (DB) or as braille titles (BR). In addition, titles are divided by age groups - children, teens and adults. Contact us at 401-574-9310 or by email at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov to order your available and accessible reading materials. To increase your reading enjoyment, also call your public library to participate in their summer reading program.

The Winter 2016 Talking Times
a publication of Talking Books Plus, is available as a downloadable audio file on the TBP webpage. The newsletter includes a member survey. The member survey is now closed. Thank you for taking our survey.

Reading Across Rhode Island
Listen to author David McCullough discuss the importance of Wilbur and Orville Wright in American History. Contact us at 401-574-9310 or email us at olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov to request his book The Wright Brothers DB82175.

Cartridge/Book Errors
Review Frequently Asked Questions about digital cartridge and book errors.

BARD Mobile App for IOS Devices
The updated version 1.1 of the app is now available at the App Store.

Free BARD Mobile App now available for Kindle Fire Devices
The BARD Mobile application for Kindle Fire devices is now available at the Amazon Appstore.

BARD Mobile App for Android Devices
The BARD Mobile application for Android devices, version 1.0, is now available at the Google Play store.

Accessible Rhode Island
Guide to RI restaurants, libraries, cultural sites and recreational opportunities surveyed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Need help in finding materials to read? Check out the Talking Books Plus Reading Lists.

Contact Information

Talking Books Plus
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5803
Phone: 401-574-9310 TTY 711
Email: olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday