Talking Book and Braille Service Illinois State Library


NLS Operations Alert: Beginning in the evening of Friday, February 16 (at approximately 5:00 p.m. CT), the Library of Congress Data Center will undergo a major upgrade, and LC systems, including BARD and the NLS website, will be unavailable. Upgrade activities will take place through the Presidents' Day weekend. The Library anticipates returning all systems to normal operations before Tuesday morning, February 20.

Springfield office:
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701−1796
800−665−5576, ext. 1
Hours
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.

As the Regional Library, TBBS acts as the liaison to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and circulates books to all residents enrolled in the Talking Book and Braille Service.