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Braille & Talking Books

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Reading is for Everyone.

As the local provider for the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), we work toward giving everyone access to reading. Anyone experiencing temporary or permanent blindness, vision impairment, or physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding a standard print book qualify for this free, federal program. Those experiencing reading disabilities due to organic dysfunction also qualify.

As a part of our Braille & Talking Book program, you have access to thousands of books and magazines in braille or audio formats, including best-sellers, mysteries, westerns, biographies, how-to books and other popular materials. Everything comes delivered by postage-free mail or is instantly downloadable via the BARD website and smart device app.

Our Services

Application

Download an application for Braille & Talking Book Services

BARD

Access thousands of Braille and Audio Reading Downloads through our program.

Braille Embossing

Taylor Community Library provides low-cost braille embossing services for Wayne County residents.

Assistive Technology Lab

Stop by the library to check out the latest technology for creating a more accessible world.

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Order Talking Books or Braille Materials

Please use this form to request materials. When possible, please use DB numbers or provide as much information as you can. You can expect a reply within one business day.

    Meet your Librarian

    Sarah Roe

    Community Engagement Librarian

    Library Access Friends

    Library Access Friends supports public libraries in Wayne County to better serve people with print impairments.

    Our building is currently closed to the public. Curbside pickup & home delivery is available.