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Talking Book and Braille Service
News and Updates

6/10/15 The long awaited BARD Mobile app for Andriod OS devices has been released! For more information visit Nebraska BARD Information and Instructions BARD Mobile section.

5/27/15 The June 2015 issue of Interchange can be seen online here.

5/22/15 Two new contracted braille titles have come in, (BBR 45012) Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean, and (BBR 48045) The Sword Thief: The 39 Clues, Book 3 by Peter Lerangis.

5/14/15 New braille titles have been added to our collection, including contracted twin-vision title (BR 21043) One Hundred Things That Make Me Happy by Amy Schwartz, and chapter books (BBR 45011) Pete the Cat: Plays Ball! by James Dean and (BBR 48044) One False Note: The 39 Clues, Book 2 by Gordon Korman.

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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:

About Us

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 (NLS), 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.
Take a Break with a Digital Book Poster
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.

Our collection 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.

In addition to the free services mentioned above, we provide audio production and Braille embossing to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.

For more information, contact David Oertli.