Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Talking Books

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kentucky Talking Book Library logoThe 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, or can be downloaded from the internet. A special Talking Book player is provided on loan. KTBL has been in operation since 1969 and is part of a national network of libraries administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, a branch of the Library of Congress.

For Spanish language information about the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled including an application visit: NLS en la Biblioteca del Congreso​

Apply for free Kentucky Talkin​​g Book Library service:

Read or print the KTBL broch​​ure or flyer:


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 download books a​​nd magazines:

BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download


Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions

Volunte​​​er at KTBL

Click here for more information about the recording studio volunteer opportunities.

KTBL New​sletter

Read or listen to the latest issue ​of our Newsletter: ​

Kentucky Talking Book Library policies

Other resources for people with visual or print disabilities

​Contact Information

Kentucky Talking Book Library
PO Box 537
Frankfort KY 40602

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

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