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, 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.
Apply for free Kentucky Talking Book Library service:
Read or print a PDF of the KTBL brochure 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 and magazines:
BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download
Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions
Volunteer at KTBL
Click here for more information about the recording studio volunteer opportunities.
Read or listen to the latest issue of our Newsletter:
August 2022 (pdf), August 2022 (Microsoft Word), or August 2022 (audio)
Other resources for people with visual or print disabilities