Kentucky Talking Book Library

The Kentucky Talking Book Library (KTBL) provides free library service to people who cannot read traditional print because they have a visual, physical, or reading disability.  Audio and Braille materials are sent to and from users by postage-free mail. Special equipment is provided by the library. KTBL has been in operation since 1968 and is part of a national network of libraries administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a branch of the Library of Congress.

 

 

 

 

The Kentucky Talking Book Library collection includes both fiction and non-fiction, with items suitable for children, teens, adults, and seniors. 

Click here to find talking books, Braille books, and magazines to read 

Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions

Available materials include:

  • Talking books on digital flash cartridge
  • Downloadable digital talking books and magazines -- click here for more information about this service BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download
  • Talking books and magazines on cassette tape
  • Braille books and magazines
  • Downloadable Braille books and magazines
  • Print/Braille books—picture books with a Braille overlay
  • Kentucky books—titles about Kentucky or by Kentucky authors; recorded in the KTBL studio
  • NFB-Newsline®—a newspaper-reading service accessed by touch tone telephone
  • Described movies—contain additional narration to describe the onscreen action
  • Other resources for people with visual or print disabilities
  • Kentucky Talking Book Library policies

Contact Information

Kentucky Talking Book Library
PO Box 537
Frankfort KY 40602

800.372.2968 (in-state toll-free)
502.564.5791 (local)

KTBL.Mail@ky.gov

We are available to assist you 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Eastern Time Zone) Monday-Friday.

 

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