Talking Book and Braille Service
All applications should be sent to the Nebraska Talking Book and Braille Service. You can fax your application to 1-402-471-6244, email a scanned copy of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail your application to Talking Book and Braille Service, The Atrium, 1200 N St, Ste 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023.
Note: If you would rather receive a paper copy of any of the applications
on this webpage contact us and we will send you an
application form via the U.S. Postal Service. Please make sure you include a
postal address in email or voicemail requests.
Individual Application Forms
(For individuals living in their own homes, with family members, or independently in assisted
- Individual Application Form PRINTABLE (Fillable Online) Version
- Individual Application Form PRINTABLE (PDF) Version
Facility Application Forms (For individuals living in or receiving service through nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living centers, senior citizen centers. If individual residents prefer to receive service directly (in their own name), they need to submit an Individual Application Form.)
- Facility Application Form PRINTABLE (Fillable Online) Version
- Facility Application Form PRINTABLE (PDF) Version
School Application Forms (For schools or school systems interested in receiving service for use in the classroom for students who are eligible for talking books. You must also submit an Individual Application Form for each student. (Note: A medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy must sign applications for students with reading disabilities). Also at the beginning of each subsequent school year, send in an Annual Student Enrollment Form to show which students will be receiving talking book service during that particular year.)
- School Application Form PRINTABLE (Fillable Online) Version
- School Application Form PRINTABLE (PDF) Version
- Student Application Form PRINTABLE (Fillable Online) Version
- Student Application Form PRINTABLE (PDF) Version
- Annual Student Enrollment Form PRINTABLE (PDF) Version
You may also link to National Library Services' application forms, which you are fillable: (After you have entered your answers into the online form, you should print it and send the form to the Nebraska Talking Book and Braille Service (not to the Washington D.C. address on the form).)
NLS Individual Application Form | NLS Institution Application Form
Nebraska Talking Book and Braille Service also offers a limited collection of Descriptive Videos for loan. If interested in receiving these videos, anyone who qualifies for our service may fill out a video registration form in addition to the application for service above. You must complete both the application for service and the Descriptive Video Registration Form to receive videos.
After you have signed up for Talking Book Service, please inquire about our
Braille and Audio Reading Download System (BARD).
The BARD website has thousands of audio files of recorded books and magazine
issues available for download, as well as many web-Braille files. The audiobooks can be played using the NLS
Digital Players we furnish our patrons, or by using the BARD Mobile Application on any of your iOS and Andriod devices.