Institutional Service

Borrowers may receive the library service through an individual registration at home, or through the institution where they reside or attend. TBBL provides service to many kinds of institutions, including:

  • schools;
  • colleges;
  • hospitals;
  • nursing homes, retirement homes and adult care facilities;
  • correctional facilities and rehabilitation centers; and
  • public libraries.

Application form for TBBL service for institutions PDF file (91 KB)

Once they have a TBBL account, institutions can also download digital books for their readers via BARD. (More about BARD.)

Please e-mail or call TBBL for more information.

Public Library TBBL Membership

We always encourage public libraries to become members of TBBL. Having an active TBBL membership makes librarians more familiar with talking book services, which they can pass on to their library patrons who are eligible for TBBL services. Public libraries can also demo a small selection of books from the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)external link web site in order to assist their TBBL-registered patrons with downloading digital talking books. Libraries must be registered with TBBL and apply for BARD in order to gain access to the demo books.

Your TBBL patrons can also e-mail or call TBBL if they have any questions about downloading from BARD or talking book services in general. Downloading is the best way for TBBL patrons to obtain the complete collection of digital books and magazines, without waiting for limited copies to become available from the TBBL book shelves and sent via US Mail.

Last Updated: October 22, 2015