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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

BARD Is Back!

The Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service is up and running. Thank you for your patience.

2017 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program
The statewide summer reading program is inclusive for all ages and abilities. When Summer comes be ready to participate at your local library and enjoy reading and participation in fun activities.

The Brand New BARD Express
BARD Express will make browsing BARD audio materials, downloading titles, and transferring them to a cartridge or USB drive much easier for many patrons using a windows PC. Login to BARD with your current user ID and password and go to "Additional Links" then select "BARD Express".

Talking Times Fall 2016
The newsletter is now available as a downloadable audio file and in print. The newsletter includes information about the 2016 annual report, the 2017 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, and much more.

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