Applying for Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) Service

To borrow audio or braille books, you have to register with the Talking Book and Braille Library. Please fill out one of the applications below and mail it to us.

The forms are PDF fill-in forms, which can be completed mainly on your computer or printed out and completed entirely by hand. Because an original signature is required, however, applications cannot be submitted online.


To confirm eligibility, the application must be signed by a professional person acceptable to the Library and familiar with the applicant's disability. If you have a reading or learning disability, the application must be signed by a Medical Doctor or a Doctor of Osteopathy.

What Happens Next?

When we receive your completed application, we will register you for service and send you:

  • the requested equipment;
  • a "new reader packet" containing a welcome letter, sample catalogs of our books, and a Guide to Library Services, which explains how to use the library and how to get the best service for your own particular reading needs; and
  • several books in subject areas you told us you like (if you asked the Library to choose books for you).

If you have any questions about the application, or about the service in general, please contact TBBL .

We encourage all our borrowers to keep in regular contact with us to fine-tune their library service.

Last Updated: May 18, 2017