News and Updates
12/10/14 The December 2014 issue of Interchange can be seen online here
; also we received a copy of a new contracted Twin-Vision Braille title today, (BR 21012) Crankenstein by Samantha Berger.
12/9/14 Two new contracted Twin-Vision Braille titles have arrived, (BR 21019) Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty, and (BR 21027) This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris.
12/5/14 Due to cancellations of print production we will no longer be distributing artland magazine and Expressions in Independence Newsletter. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Here are a couple of promotional videos, one about our Nebraska Schools and Students service, and the other about our Nebraska Retirees service:
The Nebraska Library Commission's Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS
) is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service
), a division of the
Library of Congress.
TBBS provides free books and magazines on digital cartridge, through digital download
, and in Braille to individuals with a
visual or physical condition
, or a
reading disability which limits use of regular print. Our transition to digital books and players continues to increase weekly.
In our in-house sound studios, we also record and produce audiobooks and audio-magazines from either Nebraska and regional authors or about Nebraska and the Great Plains. The recordings from our Nebraska Collection are made available for loan to our patrons.
of books and magazines is similar to those
found in a public library. Special digital playback equipment
is also provided free of charge. Our
descriptive video collection
offers audio description of the visual elements of movie and Public Television program videos and DVDs.
Books, magazines, videos, and players are mailed to and from our library postage-free.
Our library service is available
to individuals, as well as
schools and other
facilities, such as nursing homes, hospitals and senior citizen centers.
addition to the free services mentioned above, we provide
and Braille embossing
to nonprofit organizations and governmental